Steampunk Forks & Copper Canister Bird HouseAugust 8th, 2011 in member junk
I spent a lot of time on this particular birdhouse with the detailed custom work. I started with a copper-plated vintage Flour canister. I mounted a silverplate napkin ring around the hole (1 1/2"). Next, on top of the lid, I added a small silverplate saucer with a brass napkin ring and inverted small footed cup. Next, I mounted the canister on top of an old brass Optimus camping stove base. Now for the fun part! I wrapped the perimeter of the canister with some heat-colored copper tubing. On top of the tubing, I mounted a vintage silverplate for on both sides. I manipulated the prongs to meet the napkin ring in front from both sides and from above. The last two things were adding a silverplate candlestick saucer with a $1 coin for the perch and installed "808" on the camping stove base. Voila!
Here are the measurements...
Height: 16.5"; Width (side to side): 7"; Depth (front to back): 9".
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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