Duke and Christine Phelps' Profile

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Hello All!

Thank you so much for stopping to look at our birdhouses, pictures etc.
My wife and I have lived in Arizona for the past 20 plus years, but I grew up in Georgia, south of Atlanta and have always had a "thing" for that southern, rustic flair. This usually comes to the surface when I design and create birdhouses.
I have been in woodworking for over 9 years and for some reason, my favorite items to create are rustic birdhouses. In fact I often get lost in working on them and can easily loose all track of time.
My wife is also a great addition to our creations as I love to build our birdhouses and she loves to do most all the decoration, painting, picture taking etc. Yes, she’s the artist! (and usually has the final say) We do make a pretty good team!
With us, there’s a lot of truth to the saying; “Do you…

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  • Born on September 20
  • Joined January 9, 2008

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About

Hello All!

Thank you so much for stopping to look at our birdhouses, pictures etc.
My wife and I have lived in Arizona for the past 20 plus years, but I grew up in Georgia, south of Atlanta and have always had a "thing" for that southern, rustic flair. This usually comes to the surface when I design and create birdhouses.
I have been in woodworking for over 9 years and for some reason, my favorite items to create are rustic birdhouses. In fact I often get lost in working on them and can easily loose all track of time.
My wife is also a great addition to our creations as I love to build our birdhouses and she loves to do most all the decoration, painting, picture taking etc. Yes, she’s the artist! (and usually has the final say) We do make a pretty good team!
With us, there’s a lot of truth to the saying; “Do you want to talk to the man in charge or the woman who really knows what’s going on?”
We really enjoy seeing the satisfaction that comes when someone displays our birdhouses with pride in an appropriate area of their home or yard. We consider that to be our best compliment.
We don't use any light weight or "manufactured", "ready made" birdhouses in our designs. From start to finish, they are all created from scratch including any siding, posts, even roof shingles. We also make it a point to use either new or recycled wood of good quality.
When traveling to different parts of the country, we are always on the lookout for wood and materials which will give our creations just the right touch and feel that we are looking for. I especially look for recycled wood with defects as it adds so much character.
Some lumber we have found is over 65 years old!
When we find a piece of wood we like, we usually already have some idea as to how we are going to use it.
Our birdhouses are not mass produced. In fact we may take several weeks in creating each one individually and even though we may duplicate some of our designs, no two are ever exactly alike, as we enjoy changing their themes and personalities.
Even though some of the items are for indoor decoration only, we are increasing our outdoor inventory as well.
It is our desire that those who select a birdhouse, picture etc. will get as much satisfaction in displaying it as we did in creating it.
A big THANKS for taking the time from your busy day to stop by!

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