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GENERAL PRODUCT INFO:
AGED WOOD vs. NEW CEDAR:
PERCH BLOCKS vs PERCH PEGS:
PREDRILLED HOLES vs. NO PREDRILLED HOLES:
ABOUT WESTERN RED CEDAR:
COMPETITOR PRODUCT COMPARISONS:
HANGING the HOUSES and FEEDERS:
BARGAIN HOUSES IN NEW CEDAR or AGED WOOD
Although Bargain Birdhouses and Bird Feeders are usually available in either Aged or New Cedar, we ship what is available at the time. During checkout and/or during model selection, you may choose a preference of New Cedar or Aged Wood, which could be either aged or new cedar or aged doug fir. (All Birdhouse Kits are available in "New Cedar" only.)
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Chimneys are for decorative purposes only and are included with most Deluxe Birdhouse packages (Kits and Assembled). The quantity varies with each model, depending on the number of entrance holes and roof panels.
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PREDRILLED NAIL HOLES vs. NOT PREDRILLED
Since Western Red Cedar (see below) is a very soft wood and the lumber we use for our kits is green (not kiln-dried), our Birdhouse Kits are NOT predrilled for nail locations simply because they don't need to be. The natural oils in the wood act as a lubricant, just as a bit of softsoap rubbed on the nail does.
Please note that the opening panel/s on our Deluxe Birdhouse Kits are fitted and predrilled to accept exterior screws.
ANOTHER NOTE ABOUT WESTERN RED CEDAR
Western Red Cedar is a very soft wood that is primarily used in the outdoors because it is naturally resistant to rot/decay, insect damage, and shrinkage. It is also desirable because it looks fantastic and smells wonderful. And although Western Red Cedar is very expensive and ever-increasing with rising fuel costs, we still use true 1/2" to 5/8" thick boards for our houses.
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COMPETITOR PRODUCT COMPARISONS
(Video and photo comparsions are forthcoming...stay tuned.)
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HANGING the HOUSES and FEEDERS
**Be careful and always wear appropriate safety equipment when using tools.
For models with a "Flat" or "Flush" back:
Drive a nail about 2-3 inches long into your tree or other vertical wood surface and place the hole in the back of the house over the nail (some models have two holes).
For surface mounting models with an "Overhanging" roof panel:
Place it wherever your heart desires, but please use some sort of bracket or adhesive to attach it to the object, so birds, squirrels, cats, and humans won't disturb any nesting birds. In some cases, first mounting a flat board to the top of a wooden post will assist by providing a larger surface for the house or feeder to rest on. Then you can drive a screw or nail up, through, and into the bottom of the house (don't go too far).