|Project by Skylark53||posted 01-16-2010 06:46 AM||1573 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
These birdhouses were built on a “lark”, having noticed other bird abodes with out of the ordinary themes. Actually I built the first one for a “wren” of mine, I mean a friend of mine who I do a good bit of singing with and who is noted for his fancy ties. These ties are made with scraps of 1/4” & 5/8” plywood I salvage from work. They are built to accomodate wrens, finches, maybe a blue bird with identity issues. I have three rules when making these. One is they have to be actual necktie size; two, they must be adorned with a pattern that may well be used on an actual necktie and third, the access hole is incorporated into the pattern. I have made dozens of them and mostly given them away to professionals who once wore ties but now choose to dress down. I’ve gotten several reports of occupied ties, which is gratifying. I hope they make you smile.
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16