Rustic Bird Houses

Bird Houses
I have been making rustic looking bird houses that look like some of the buildings out of the past such as a filling station with a hand operated gas pump with old fashioned water can with spout for filling up the radiator. A problem I had was making the roof look like the old corrugated sheet metal. I used aluminum flashing and scored the grooves into the thin metal then turned it over and scored the other side. It works real well. I made a jig to keep the grooves straight. The pump is carved from doweling, a piece of Plexiglas tubing and carved top. I made a couple of automobile wheels to lean against the wall. It has as typical porch with a projected roof and a single peak main roof. I am planing another one to look like a country store with watermelons on the front porch. I can make the watermelons from green painted pecans. I will make another one like a saloon with rifles leaning against the wall. I also plan one to look like an old water mill
-- /
Includes "Poems of the Sea"
  Click to see the full signature.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
Add image file
Upload is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.