Prince Albert Can Galvanized Gas Can Upcycled Bird House

August 1st, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Galvanized Gas Can with Attached Prince Albert Tin and Other Parts Make Upcycled Bird House.
Galvanized Gas Can with Attached Prince Albert Tin and Other Parts Make Upcycled Bird House.

Galvanized Gas Can with Attached Prince Albert Tin and Other Parts Make Upcycled Bird House.


I started this birdhouse with one of my favorite objects -- an old galvanized gas can! After cutting the birdhole out (1 1/2"), I gave it an awning made from some old birdfeeder tray parts. Copper-plate brackets hold it on. I used some panels from an old coffee/java tin for the front facing and the right side. Recycled copper tubing and copper came (from stained glass work) wrap around the perimeter. On the right side, I mounted an old industrial light reflector/indicator (red) in the center of the tin. I mounted the antique Prince Albert tobacco tin to the left side. I figured it would be neat to have a holder on the side of some items that a bird might actually like or use for nesting material. On back is my personal nameplate. Up top, I mounted the face from an antique pocketwatch. A coppper-plate bell hanger bell with a 10-cent foreign coin cap off the spout. I replaced the original handle with an interior turning handle from an old flour/sugar kitchen sifter. An old aluminum pot lid makes the base.

Here are the measurements...
Height: 14.5"; Width (side to side): 8"; Depth (front to back): 9.5".


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, industrial, garden, whimsical, family room, outdoor spaces, house wear, kitchen, porch, living room, chic, sunroom, yellow, ceramic, orange, silver, gray, member junk, gas, can, license plate

Comments (1)

oldnews writes: LOVE this one too! marie Posted: 8:20 am on August 2nd
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