Prince Albert Can Galvanized Gas Can Upcycled Bird HouseAugust 1st, 2011 in member junk
I started this birdhouse with one of my favorite objects -- an old galvanized gas can! After cutting the birdhole out (1 1/2"), I gave it an awning made from some old birdfeeder tray parts. Copper-plate brackets hold it on. I used some panels from an old coffee/java tin for the front facing and the right side. Recycled copper tubing and copper came (from stained glass work) wrap around the perimeter. On the right side, I mounted an old industrial light reflector/indicator (red) in the center of the tin. I mounted the antique Prince Albert tobacco tin to the left side. I figured it would be neat to have a holder on the side of some items that a bird might actually like or use for nesting material. On back is my personal nameplate. Up top, I mounted the face from an antique pocketwatch. A coppper-plate bell hanger bell with a 10-cent foreign coin cap off the spout. I replaced the original handle with an interior turning handle from an old flour/sugar kitchen sifter. An old aluminum pot lid makes the base.
Here are the measurements...
Height: 14.5"; Width (side to side): 8"; Depth (front to back): 9.5".
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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