Birdhouse - Old Tin Roof - BULLRUN TAVERN - Personalize
BULLRUN TAVERN - This is a big, beautiful, birdhouse that was hand built by an old gentleman that I have come to know. He and his wife, Sally, have been building a community of bird houses since they retired some 20 years ago.
Each house is a little masterpiece with story attached to it, from a family home place, a summer cottage, fishing cabin, the town doctors Victorian home, and several more. He is very ud to tell people that each nail is hammered in, hand painted the same colors for 20 years, and the roofs are made from rusted tin off of old farm houses, barns, out buildings, and straightened to fit. Said people bring him old tin, and tell him where they've seen old barns and buildings falling in. I led him to a neighbors pasture, where a pile of crumpled rusty tin was covered by blackberry vines and stickers. He dug every piece out, taking his time, not fearing snakes, until every piece was loaded in the bed of his work truck.
This particular is called, "BULLRUN TAVERN". It has a full front porch, the warm color of a color I describe as burgundy-brown. Mr. Nye said it is the color of the old farms and beach cottages that line the ocean and back roads of New England, where he ad Sally spent most all their life. The steep tin roof, two story chimney, and rough hewn porch pillars are wonderful to look at. Above the front door is written, "Boarding House", and the charm is completed by Spanish moss in the hole for the birds to come and go.
He also let me know they always use treated pine that will last a long time, and he always screws the bottom of the bird house on, making it easy to clean it out for the Winter. I do not have the heart to tell him that I never have cleaned my houses out!
Measures: 24" tall x 12" wide x 7 1/2" deep.
It can take as much as two weeks to get a birdhouse. Sometime he has a them made up, other times he has to build the particular one desired. So, let me know if there is a time crunch.
I know shipping is high, and this little masterpiece is worth it:)