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General Product Information

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GENERAL PRODUCT INFO:


AGED WOOD vs. NEW CEDAR:
PERCH BLOCKS vs PERCH PEGS:
DECORATIVE CHIMNEYS:
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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PERCHES 

Over the years, we came to the conclusion that perch pegs are more trouble (breakage during shipment and assembly) than they're worth, especially since they're not recommended due to the fact that they promote predatation--larger birds use them to better position themselves in order to rob nests of eggs and chicks.

Instead, and if you absolutely must have a perch on your birdhouse, we will include perch blocks (if requested in the "Comments" field), which work perfectly fine and look nice, too. Perch blocks are small pieces of wood (pictured below) that can be either nailed or glued under each hole. They can be added to assembled houses if specifically requested. There is no additional charge for perch blocks.



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CHIMNEYS 
Chimneys are for decorative purposes only and are available for most models (Kits and Assembled). The quantity varies with each model, depending on the number of entrance holes and roof panels.  Chimneys are shipped loose and require glue (not supplied) to attach to roof assembly.


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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/removable panel/s on our birdhouses are fitted and pre-drilled to accept exterior-grade weather-resistant screws.

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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 
We strongly feel that our western red cedar birdhouses/kits are of a quality far superior to the houses and kits supplied by our "Big Box Store" competitors.  Ours are constructed of outdoor/exterior materials and are practical in size to attract and actually house birds. If you're questioning this, we invite you to take a look at our competitors' products and compare the materials and sizes to ours.  We assure you that our houses are large enough to provide adequate homes to our feathered-friends. 

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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:
Carefully drive a nail about 2-3 inches long into your tree, post, or other vertical wood surface and place the hole in the back of the house over the nail (some models have two holes).

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For suspending models with an "Overhanging" roof panel:
A simple wire clothes hanger can be converted into a birdhouse hanger by first cliping off the bottom straight portion of the wire (some hangers have a cardboard rod here that can easily be removed). Then, with a pair of pliers and while wearing leather gloves, bend the ends of the hanger inside and up to form a sort of "fishhook" shape that the birdhouse roof/eaves will rest on. The same hanger-method will work if two "U" nails are driven into each end of the peak and the ends of the hanger are pushed through and bent around the "U" nail.  You can see an example of this on the "Carbon Birdhouse Kit" page of our online store. 




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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).

 

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