Roundhouseworks' Shop Announcement


PLEASE NOTE: I will be on sabbatical until Sept. 21 so that I can restock my inventory for a fall art fair (Art Westport 2015, Kansas City). I am not using Etsy's vacation mode because I want my birdhouses to show up in search results and to be available for purchase by anyone who is willing to wait until after September to receive a birdhouse. I will create birdhouses in the order in which the Etsy orders come in. Please check back here from time to time to see what the projected date of shipping will be. Presently that date is November 16, 2015. Thank you for your interest and 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 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.