Steampunk Forks & Copper Canister Bird House

August 8th, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Forks Meet Copper Canister for the Birds!
Forks Meet Copper Canister for the Birds!

Forks Meet Copper Canister for the Birds!

I spent a lot of time on this particular birdhouse with the detailed custom work. I started with a copper-plated vintage Flour canister. I mounted a silverplate napkin ring around the hole (1 1/2"). Next, on top of the lid, I added a small silverplate saucer with a brass napkin ring and inverted small footed cup. Next, I mounted the canister on top of an old brass Optimus camping stove base. Now for the fun part! I wrapped the perimeter of the canister with some heat-colored copper tubing. On top of the tubing, I mounted a vintage silverplate for on both sides. I manipulated the prongs to meet the napkin ring in front from both sides and from above. The last two things were adding a silverplate candlestick saucer with a $1 coin for the perch and installed "808" on the camping stove base. Voila!

Here are the measurements...
Height: 16.5"; Width (side to side): 7"; Depth (front to back): 9".

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, kitchen, chic, camping, upcycled, flour, solder, brass, garden art, burner, mixed media, silverplate, forks, copper, steampunk, numbers, stove

Comments (4)

MarcioWilges writes: Wow this is simply stunning! It looks more like a vintage collectible as opposed to a bird house to me. However, does it get really hot during the sunny days or is there a layer of conduction set in place inside the metal gears? Posted: 9:14 pm on November 1st
BillyJo writes: WOW and so cool metal is your talent!!!!
BillyJo Posted: 8:05 pm on September 2nd
CottageElements writes: Those are really some lucky birds! It's a bird mansion! Love it!


Posted: 7:40 am on August 10th
MakinItHappen writes: It's gorgeous! Posted: 7:48 am on August 9th
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