Note; Hello - I have just returned from my winter vacation in Mexico. I will begin crafting new birdhouses in mid March. Check back in around the end of March 2018.
All my birdhouses have been SOLD except for #' 5 ... more to come soon.
UPDATE; CEDAR MARKET will be open each Sunday 10;00am to 2;00pm starting on May 13th. 2018 until late October. To contact me - Use the "CONTACT ME HERE" form at the bottom of this page or call me directly at (1) 250-591-5993.
If your are interested in one of my designs but can't make it to the Market please contact me by completing the form at the bottom of this page. I am also available for custom projects to suit your needs.. You can take a look at one of my custom jobs by clicking here.
B.C. West Red Coast Cedar is a very weather resistant wood that will retain its quality and character with age, and weather to a soft silver grey if left untreated. To retain the natural wood tones of the cedar, a coat of water sealant or natural linseed oil can be applied annually to the exterior. If desired, they can be stained with non-toxic paint using the colour of your choice. Annual check-ups should be done with upgrades as required.
No entry perches have been installed, this is necessary to keep away predators, instead a natural forest element has been provided for the bird landing and roost to assist the bird entrance to their new home.
The bird house should be placed 6”-0”” to 12”-0” above ground level, 25’-0” apart and with the entry hole facing away from prevailing winds and direct sunlight if possible.
Each bird house comes with cleaning instructions to keep your birds healthy and parasite free.
BIRDHOUSES FOR SALE:
Market open 10;00am to 2;00pm every Sunday from mid May till the end of October.
Natural front panel. Ideal for wrens, chickadees and titmouse variety of local birds.
Bird House Notes:
Each bird house has been constructed with 3/4” thick red cedar recyclable materials.
The exterior of each bird house has been coated with multiple coats of natural source double boiled linseed oil for weather protection. The interior was left untreated. Waterproof glue was used throughout.
The durable copper or brass nails used throughout the construction compliment the earth tones of the cedar materials.
A drainage and ventilation system is provided in each bird house including an interior bird ladder below the bird entry hole to assist the baby birds to climb out.
Each bird house and entry hole has been designed to accommodate wrens, chickadees, titmouse and nuthatches.
Each bird house has been provided with a cleanout access to remove yearly nesting material & eliminate parasites etc.
GNOME & FAIRY HOME DOORS FOR SALE:
A Gnome family in the deep forest surrounded by their family and nature friends including rabbits, squirrel, birds, ducks and the great west coast eagle flying overhead always on guard patrol for the gnomes predators.
Also check out the two gnome doors and the bird house hanging from the old oak tree.
I recently crafted this Gnome Home Tree in my craft shop. It is over 6 feet high and two feet in diameter. The roof is made from hand crafted cedar shingles. The RED front door opens, There is a resident Gnome who welcomes you to have a peek inside. At night the home is lighted up until the gnomes go to their wee beds. Come by for a visit to say hello. 980 Malaspina Crescent, Nanaimo, B.C. Materials supplied by Mike Gogo's saw mill.
The gnome home tree has been hand crafted from a 2'-0" diameter x 5'-6" tall local cedar tree. (supplied by Mike Gogo) The interior has been hallowed out to provide a livable space including lighting for the gnome family.
Initially crafted for the oneTree 2017 Artists Exhibit display in the Robert Bateman Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C. from 16th. November 2017 to the 31st. January 2018.
It is over 6' tall with a 3' x 4' base. Available for sale in March 2018.
Gnome Tree Home - The tree sections are joined together. The interior has 16 twinkling LED lights to provide a candle light setting when viewed through the windows and doors.
All the following are For Sale for $40.00.
Fairy & Gnome Home Doors Notes:
The Gnome Homes have been commissioned by the Gnomes to upgrade the entrance to their homes.
Each Gnome home is constructed of Red Cedar and coated with multiple coats of double boiled linseed oil for weather protection.
The durable copper and brass nails used throughout the construction complement the earth tones of the cedar materials.
The door hardware is either natural wood or other components to suit the unique design.
Each commissioned project is based on photos of the location being sent by email to be designed and priced to suit the location and the Gnomes needs.
The best way to perserve the life of the red cedar wood is to re-coat it every year with double boiled natural linseed oil.