While birds aren’t generally considered to be hugely appreciative of classic architecture, designer and cabinetmaker Douglas Barnhard doesn’t let that stop him. Determined to inject a little culture into the lives of avian visitors to gardens everywhere, his ingenious birdhouses are inspired by historic architectural styles, because who doesn’t want to see a sparrow get their seeds from a Frank Lloyd Wright, or a territorial robin swoop in for water from a Joseph Eichler inspired mid-century modern structure?

Built from off-cuts and leftover tiles, Barnhard’s birdhouses are constructed from walnut, teak and bamboo and offer an enviable abode to visiting birds, who can come and eat and drink their fill in style. Built under his label Sourgrassbuilt, the birdhouses are available in a range of sizes and shapes from his website.   

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