Colonial has patterned their birdfeeders and birdhouses after some New England house designs. Individual cedar shake shingles make these houses very attractive and unusual. You can build a “saltbox”
birdhouse to attract nuthatches and titmice. Or try the “covered bridge” birdfeeder that looks like - you guessed it − a covered bridge that is a tray feeder that holds seeds, nuts, grains, fruit and other similar bird foods.
Colonial also has a very interesting “carriage house” birdfeeder kit with basswood battens and trim and even a birch cupola.
These Colonial products are assembled with screws that allows removal of the base for easy cleaning. Because they are made of wood that needs to be painted you can dress them up in your favorite colors. They have been
producing these kits for over 10 years and are located out East in Berlin, Massachusetts.
The pictures above are just a sample of the products offered - visit their
website to see more products - the link is at the bottom of the page.
The shipping charges in the continental U.S. are about $4.50 to $6.50
Note: Prices are estimates in US Dollars - features, specifications and prices are subject to change
- check with kit manufacturer.
Availability: Oftenship the same day
Tools Required: Common household
Skills Needed: Low level carpenter/ painter
Areas of Difficulty: None Estimated Time: A couple of hours or so Finishing Required: Painting / Sealing the cedar roof
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