Wooden birdhouses by furniture maker Gary Wild

Wooden birdhouses by furniture maker Gary Wild

Gary's left London to return to his native Northumberland...and he's so thrilled to back in the bosom of nature that he's designed a charming collection of houses for our discerning feathered friends

Transylvania birdhouse by Gary Edwin Wild, 80cm, £150

Birdhouses are invaluable to birds and they add character to our gardens. Gary Wild has applied his furniture-making skills to making a charming collection of wooden birdhouses with no screws or nails, in several shapes and sizes. Pictured above: the Transylvania, a small estate of houses ideal for a growing family. 80cm high, made from tulipwood with a dark oak roof. £150. Find Gary Edwin Wild on Folksy or visit tansu-me.co.uk

They really do appreciate them you know. Birds and houses, that is. Birdhouses offer shelter from the cold, a place to escape from predators, a place to nest and lay eggs, all factors that encourage strong bird populations. So if you want more birdsong in your life, why not put a birdhouse up in your garden?  

And if you want to attract visitors, why not tempt them in with a bespoke designer house, hand-made by a master craftsman using oak, cedar, birch, sapele or tulipwood, with a zinc-topping on the roof to keep things dry, and no unsightly screws or nails.

So take a tour of the Gary Wild collection, with houses priced from £50 to £150, and all models coming with removeable bases for cleaning.

The Dovetail is made from birch marine ply with dovetail corners. £60
The Hobbit, solid washed oak with sapele wood roof tiles and a wenge perch. 45cm high, £50
Very stylish..the Wigwam, £80, maple with oiled walnut roof tiles
Cedar birdhouse birch marine ply curved roof, £60

Gary Wild, a bespoke furntiure maker, says he finds birdhouses enchanting and he relished the challenge he set himself of designing distinctive and unusual products: 'I wanted to do something a bit different, so these houses are modern, they're eco-friendly being made from solid wood, without screws or nails that could rust, and they're designed to be a feature of the garden - something you'll enjoy looking at.'

 

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