- 8:16 am - Fri, Sep 30, 2011
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Most people would look at an old copper fireplace coal bin — if they bothered to notice it at all — and see something ready for the junk heap. Brian Carlisle [of GadgetSponge.com] saw a birdhouse.
“It just spoke to me when I looked at and I could envision a bird hole in front and a roof on top,” he told TreeHugger in an email. “From there, I saw lots of opportunities with many other metal items that most folks throw away or keep for no reason.” The quirky, whimsical results are both retro and futuristic, and strangely beautiful.
Scouring Thrift Stores For Supplies
Carlisle gathers his birdhouse-making supplies — percolators, flour sifters, tea pots, hard hats, license plates, galvanized gas cans, sugar canisters, trophies, watering cans, even a metal space heater — at flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or through donations from family and friends.
Read the rest: One-of-a-Kind Birdhouses Made from Scrap Metal : TreeHugger
Check out Brian’s range of birdhouses available from his Etsy store here.