This birdhouse was made with locally cut pine, black walnut and cherry. The cylindrical head is constructed from 16 separate pine slats, turned on the lathe after glue up. The eyes are black walnut that has been treated with a solution of steel wool and vinegar to create the deep rich ebony color. A process that I tried for the first time and will use again. The beak and crest are cherry. The house is finished with spar urethane for protection from the weather. The dimensions are proportioned for chickadees. The home is located on a octagon white washed post. Chickadees enjoy!