Roundhouseworks' Shop Announcement


PLEASE NOTE: I will be on sabbatical starting February 2 through May 4 in order to replenish my stock for a three-day art festival (Brookside Art Annual 2015 in Kansas City— taking place the first weekend in May. I have left my Etsy Shop open (i.e., not in "vacation mode") so that my made-to-order birdhouses remain visible in search results and orders may be submitted for a production schedule that will resume on May 5. On that day I will begin work on any orders submitted between now and then in the order in which they were submitted. Any birdhouses remaining from the art fair will be listed in the shop in the Birdhouses Available Now section. I will be posting photos of the birdhouses that will be on sale at the art fair (some of which will be one-of-a-kind pieces) on my Facebook page ( over the next couple of months as I make them. Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop. Please come back.

My Mission

I turn reclaimed, vintage wood, tin and metal roofing and odd pieces of hardware into birdhouses of architectural beauty and distinction. Though weathered, each piece of wood and metal is carefully selected for its structural integrity and good to last for many years to come. All of my designs are original and are my own. Most of my material comes from Midwest-area farm buildings in various stages of decline or deconstruction. Each of my birdhouses is handmade and designed to serve the needs of small backyard cavity-nesting birds (e.g., chickadees, wrens, titmice, nuthatches, warblers) according to ornithological recommendations from The Audubon Society and The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in regard to interior dimensions, materials, and issues such as ventilation, predator guards, and clean-out access. Most important, each birdhouse exhibits a distinct architectural style and art, part of the aesthetic appeal deriving from the tension between architectural sophistication and vintage, rustic material, with the added effect that many years, sometimes many decades of weathering have had on the appearance of the materials, often producing beautiful surface textures and colors.

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This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.