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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 Save $5 on the set!
(based on 31 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Attractive, Charming Birdhouse
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...Read complete review
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!
Most Liked Negative Review
Cape Cod Birdhouse
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 ...Read complete review
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.
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Looks good, but looks can be decieving.
By Cinny Gal
from Ridgewood, NJ
About Me Midrange Shopper
Comments about Plowhearth Cape Cod Birdhouse:
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Does not hold up after one year outdoors
from Atlanta, Ga
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
from Columbus, Ohio
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.
My husband liked it so much
By old back joe
gift for husband -he liked it so much would like to use it o n the train layout
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice, but not painted
By Outdoor lover
from Buellton, Ca.
Very cute birdhouse, just not painted as described.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
great value very good quality ,
By joe the grocer
from whippany nj
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
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
did not hold up well in one light winter
from Pittsburgh Pa
paint & wood did not withstand one season
Cape Cod Bird House - No Bargain!
By Joy the Gardener...
from Cable, Ohio
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.
Disguise for thermometer shelter
By Weather Observer
from Laurel, Maryland
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
from south carolina
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
Looks great in the backyard fern and hosta garden.not standing up well to weather
Just Love it !
from Rhode Island
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.
Bit of a Mistake
from Greensburg, PA
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.
Robust bird house
By Larry the publisher
from Plymouth, MA
About Me Budget Shopper
Set in a cement base, this bird house has stood up to 60mph winds.
Images shared by Larry the publisher
Tranquility on our lake
Tags: Picture of Product
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Central, NJ
Beautiful but . . .
from Valdosta, GA
The birdhouse was beautiful, but literally came apart at the seams. Didn't even make it six months.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Niantic, CT
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
from Dallas, TX
This looks very nice in my back yard and my grandson loves it.
Very pretty but ...
from CLINTON, NJ
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.
Bird holes are to small
By Lady bird Iris
from Apex, Nc
I just got it, I do not have more comments aboout it, just a suggestion, the bird holes to small!!!!
Beautiful addition to my garden
By Retired teacher
Purchased this birdhouse to place in my garden. It is a beautiful, sturdy birdhouse. The workmanship is excellent.
A Perfect Anniversary Present
By Nordic Nina
from Gig Harbor, WA
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.
I would buy this product again for famil
By PaulNew Castle, Pa.
from New Castle. Pa
For the gardenThe construction is quality.
from Grass Valley, CA
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful Bird House
from Stamford, CT
I love this birdhouse. It was exactly what I expected and I enjoy seeing it in my yard.
from East Granby, CT
About Me High-end Shopper
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.
really cut birdhouse
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.
Birdhouse Makes me homesick for NH
from Lexington Tx
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.