This classically styled Cape Cod Birdhouse is constructed of exterior-grade ply board and kiln-dried hardwood, then painted with an outdoor paint. Shingles are real pine shake; intricate details are resin.
Two-story house has all the details to attract wrens, finches, chickadees and more to nest: ventilation, drainage, an unpainted interior and a 1-1/4" opening. Back wall removes for easy cleaning.
Hang with the attached mounting bracket or pole mount on the optional Turned Wood Pole, sold below. Pole with pedestal base is kiln-dried hardwood finished with outdoor paint.
• Cape cod birdhouse with shingles • Weather-resistant hardwood and paint • Drainage and ventilation • Perfect for attracting songbirds to your garden
Size Birdhouse 11"L x 10"W x 9"H Pole 16" dia. x 43"H
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Wooden Cape Cod Birdhouse with Real Pine Shake Shingles and Pole Set
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Wooden Cape Cod Birdhouse with Real Pine Shake Shingles
Turned Wood Pedestal Pole
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Comments about Product: Very attractive birdhouse. Plan to coat with urethane to keep good looks. Also bought the pole, but the holes don't line up.
By Anne the gardener
Comments about Product: Bought the pole & birdhouse combo. The pole is very attractive, assembles easilly, & have yet to install--waiting till Spring. The holes for the birdhouse do not line up, however.
By Cinny Gal
Looks good, but looks can be decieving.
Comments about Product: Although this birdhouse is really pretty & seems durable, the pole is kind of a joke.
The screw holes were so mismatched, we had to drill new holes. I was hoping to use it year round, but I don't think I can. Was a mother's day gift, bird house will last long, I think, pole however, wont last.
Does not hold up after one year outdoors
Comments about Product: I loved the cottage birdhouse when I first got it. But after one year being outdoors in rain, sun, cold, etc,and two wren nestings, it didn't hold up outside. The plywood swelled, the paint peeled off and all glued parts became soft thus a lot of wood rot. If I get another one, I will take the time to weather proof it before I put it up... Repaint it with good exterior house paint and seal all plywood exposed ends, super glue railings and stain and waterproof the shingles. They faded to almost white in the sun.
By Martha the Gardener
Comments about Product: This is an attractive birdhouse, and the house itself is well-built. The pedestal stand is very poorly designed. It looked good and performed well for 3 months. A slight wind broke the pedestal, and the part that screwed into the ground was compromised by rain. The wood rotted and the paint flaked off. I had to buy another pedestal for $40. In 3 months? That's not good.
By old back joe
My husband liked it so much
Comments about Product: gift for husband -he liked it so much would like to use it o n the train layout
By Outdoor lover
Nice, but not painted
Comments about Product: Very cute birdhouse, just not painted as described.
Pretty but fells apart
Comments about Product: I purchased this birdhouse for my garden. I live in Minnesota. Summers are hot and winter cold. The paint on the pedestal of the birdhouse started to peel the second day we put the whole assembly outside. Not good but I know how to paint so the problem could be fixed. The birdhouse though is a completly different story. After one winter it completly fell apart. The base of the house is made of a very chip material that seperated into single sheets, the outline of the windows fell of, the paint is all gone. Very disapointing. One thing I have to say the birds loved the birdhouse as much as I did when I ordered it. They build a nest inside that housed a family before it all fell apart. It looks like this product was made in [*]too bad.
Comments about Product: I purchased the birdhouse post. The base of the post cracked when we tried to install it. The post consists of 2 parts that you join together to install. The joint where the post are attached is unstable, so the post did not stand erect. When we tightened it, the hardware broke.
Comments about Product: Started falling apart in less than a month outside. They gave me a replacement but I put it on a shelf inside. Pole blistered and peeled too.
By joe the grocer
great value very good quality ,
Comments about Product: the holes in stand did not match holes in bird house had to use self tapping screws to connect them very happy with your service dept and order dept
did not hold up well in one light winter
Comments about Product: paint & wood did not withstand one season
By Joy the Gardener...
Cape Cod Bird House - No Bargain!
Comments about Product: I recieved this as a gift two Christmas' ago. I love it & it is quite attractive. I used Spar Eurtheane, as suggested by manafacturer, to coat the bird house (x2!) & allowed it to dry for 72 hrs. before placing out in my gardens. It fell apart in the weather. The paint began to peel & crack & now, it is falling apart. (I take in my outdoor things for Winter storage!) This is definately not for outdoor use but rather, indoor, decorative use only.
By Weather Observer
Disguise for thermometer shelter
Comments about Product: I am a weather observer who lives in a community where association rules do not permit the installation of a conventional thermometer shelter. I solved that by customizing this Cape Cod style birdhouse for use as a temperature sensor shelter/shield sited away from houses and man-made heat sources. Its white walls and pale roof reflect solar radiation well. The dual compartments provide additional shielding. I drilled a few extra holes, mostly on the bottom, to improve ventilation. The result has been nearly accurate temperature readings. The downside is that within a year, the paint peeled and the wood began to rot in my humid climate. It lasted little more than two years. I am about to buy another expecting two to three years of use as the price was reasonable even for its rather short life span.
birdhouse and pole holes do not line up
Comments about Product: was somewhat aggravated when birdhouse and pole did not match holes nor did it have the correct screws to use. overall, great addition to yard
Very cute but shoddily made
Comments about Product: Looks great in the backyard fern and hosta garden.
not standing up well to weather
Just Love it !
Comments about Product: Birds have already moved in! I positioned the birdhouse where a pine tree once lived. It was easy to assemble & there are now beautiful deep pink geraniums surrounding it. It is a focal point in my front yard.
By Larry the publisher
Robust bird house
Comments about Product: Set in a cement base, this bird house has stood up to 60mph winds.
Bit of a Mistake
Comments about Product: While the house looks good from a distance a closer examination shows that much of the paint is missing or beginning to peel. Although sold as a set, the pole and house did not align so I had to drill holes and secure the house to the post. The rather small base makes the assembly unstable, especially if used in the yard. All in all, I would say that it was a somewhat pricey mistake.
Cape Cod Birdhouse
Comments about Product: I purchased this birdhouse for the summer of 2010 to be used outside in the Northeast. Because I liked the general appearance so much, I also purchased another one of different style elsewhere but by the same manufacturer. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS BIRDHOUSE. Escpecially for the price. The Northeast, 2010 had no rain for months...literally. This birdhouse started falling apart within the first month. Shutters started falling to the ground. Then the bannister started giving way. It was advertised in the catalog on a post outdoors. Assumed would be safe outside. Especially since we had no inclement weather. Cannot even pick up the pieces and repair. Also, the other one I purchased.......FELL APART too. Very disappointed in this product. Still Love Plow and Hearth, but they should rethink this item.
Beautiful but . . .
Comments about Product: The birdhouse was beautiful, but literally came apart at the seams. Didn't even make it six months.
Comments about Product: I love the look of it, but was surprised there is only one room inside the bird house. With several holes, I would expect several rooms.
Attractive for the backyard
Comments about Product: This looks very nice in my back yard and my grandson loves it.
Very pretty but ...
Comments about Product: I had purchased a previous bird house similar to this one. My disappointment was all the glue sticking out of it. Like it was rushed to be put together.
By Lady bird Iris
Bird holes are to small
Comments about Product: I just got it, I do not have more comments aboout it, just a suggestion, the bird holes to small!!!!
By Retired teacher
Beautiful addition to my garden
Comments about Product: Purchased this birdhouse to place in my garden. It is a beautiful, sturdy birdhouse. The workmanship is excellent.
By Nordic Nina
A Perfect Anniversary Present
Comments about Product: I will buy this agian. I bought it as a present and would love to have one myself. I fell in love with it right out of the box. It was hard to give up.
By PaulNew Castle, Pa.
I would buy this product again for famil
Comments about Product: For the garden
The construction is quality.
really cut birdhouse
Comments about Product: it looks great in the yard, easy to assemble but no birds have tried it out yet, sometimes it does take birds along time to check things out.
Cape Cod Birdhouse
Comments about Product: The location of this birdhouse is in the middle of an oval flower bed. Birds have visited it as the house is full of twigs and grass. I have seen birds around it but none inside. I know the house and pedestal were expensive but you don't see it in everyones yard - I feel it is unique. I have had many nice comments about it from the neighbors.
Beautiful Bird House
Comments about Product: I love this birdhouse. It was exactly what I expected and I enjoy seeing it in my yard.
Attractive, Charming Birdhouse
Comments about Product: This product is charming, easy to assemble and is attractive in our yard! I assembled it by sheer Intuition until I got to attaching the house to the stand. Love the Anchor which adds stability and the price was very reasonable! Two thumbs up!
Paint lifts in a sheet after 1 winter
Comments about Product: We gave this birdhouse an extra coat of seal as directed by enclosed materials. Despite this, the paint lifted in a sheet, starting at a corner, and from where the house attached to the base. It looked lovely when new but is falling apart as I write this.
Birdhouse Makes me homesick for NH
Comments about Product: I bought this for my husband for a surprise addition to his birdhouses, for his birthday, but its too pretty to go out- so its part of our we miss New England decor. Our house is old and shingled and it fits right in.
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