Samco Heater Upcycled Bird HouseAugust 1st, 2011 in member junk
I was really happy the way this birdhouse turned out. It started with an antique white enamel/porcelain metal gas space heater shell. I then fabricated some metal flashing to cover up the holes on the inside of the grate holes. The awning was created using the front face plate of an antique typewriter with typewriter key arms as supports. the edge is capped in stained glass rigid came. Along the top is a rounded piece from the opening tray of the typewriter and the top bell is made from a part of a copper bell hanger and the actual silver bell from the typewriter. The perch was made from another part of the typewriter that held the paper in place, some copper bands and a bird shaped tart or candy mold. The hole opening side of the birdhouse features part of a typewriter shell as the awning, a cutout piece of a metal trivet, a vintage combo typewriter key for the perch, an old numbered metal tag and a metal bird adornment. On the back end of the birdhouse, I used the base to an old vegetable steamer/strainer. I attached metal mounting brackets at the top of both sides for mounting on a wall or fence. The bottom of the birdhouse has some metal flashing as the floor.
Here are the measurements...
Height: 14"; Width/Length: 14"; Depth: 10".
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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