Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bluebird Houses Made of Antique Rustic Barn Wood




We've enjoyed such success in attracting bluebirds with our own bluebird houses that we decided to offer them for sale as well.

Yet these lovely bird houses are not only useful, they are also beautiful being made from antique barn wood from our own farm. The wood has been weathered and grooved over many many decades. The old farm house on our property was built in 1910 so we suspect that the old barns are atleast as old, making this wood nearly 100 years old!

The pattern for making them came from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The houses can be directly screwed onto a post outdoors or a picture hanger can be attached for hanging in your home as decoration.

If you prefer to have the bottom protuding wood pieces cut so that the bird house can sit flat on a mantle or shelf, please let us know and we will be happy to cut that for you. These houses are available for purchase in my etsy shop at www.belleadorn.etsy.com

3 comments:

ChezChani said...

Those are so cute!! Did you have to knock down a barn to make them?

Belle Adorn said...

Hi,

No, not the big barn, but a small shed got blown over in some high winds so we are using that.

It will be sad when the big old barn goes down. We store a lot of hay in the hay loft and the ponies get shelter there too, inside and under the lean-to.

Mama C said...

Those are fun! What a great way to re-purpose the wood. They will make some birds very happy some day.