From being taught how to make furniture by my grandfather in his professional woodshop as a kid, to taking, literally, every shop, craft, and art course offered at school growing up – including; wood, metal, leather, wax, drawing, and ceramics (I even had my own kiln) − I discovered my love for making things.
I started making birdhouses and feeders because of my wife Melinda’s skills at gardening. Many years ago, we decided to totally redo our backyard. So we shook the Etch A Sketch, so to speak, and started from scratch. Melinda added her wonderfully creative touch with all of the living things and I added my touch to all of the dead things (as I put it). Once it all came to life, birds came from all over the world (just kidding). There were lots of them, however, so I figured it was my responsibility to house and feed them.
I greatly enjoy creating and building these unique bird abodes and feeders, and I love seeing them go to those who appreciate hand crafted items that enhance their home and garden.