This classically styled Lighted Holiday Colonial Cottage Birdhouse is decked out for the season. Holiday wreaths are hung on the front door and windows, while a garland with bows hangs across the porch railings.
The house is constructed of exterior-grade plywood and kiln-dried hardwood, then painted with an outdoor paint. Shingles are cedar shake; intricate details are resin.
LED lights give the house a warm glow; on/off switch with timer allows you to keep the lights on for 8 hours/off for 16 hours. Takes 3 AA batteries, not included.
Two-story house has all the necessities to attract wrens, finches, chickadees and more to nest: ventilation, drainage, an unpainted interior and a 1¼" dia. opening. Back wall removes for easy cleaning.
This house comes with an attached mounting paddle on back which can be affixed to a post, tree or fence. Or opt for our Turned Wood Pole for easy display. The Pole has a pedestal base and ground auger for stability, and is made of kiln-dried hardwood finished with outdoor paint.
Mounting to pedestal may require holes to be pre-drilled in the birdhouse.
Colonial style house decorated for the holidays
Details include wreaths and garlands decorated with bows
Makes a festive indoor decoration as well as a functional birdhouse
Battery-operated LED lights offer a warm glow; on/off with timer
Dimensions Birdhouse 7½"L x 10¼"W x 11"H 1¼" dia. opening Pole 16" x 16" base x 43"H Mounting platform approx. 6" x 8"
Materials & Care Per customer feedback, our vendor has upgraded to solid wood for the roof decking and flooring of this birdhouse. Solid wood will prevent the delamination associated with the plywood previously used in these two areas.
Over time, this birdhouse will require some easy weatherproofing if used outdoors. Avoid chemicals and sealants that can be harmful to wildlife. We suggest preserving the wood with a clear, UV-rated polyurethane product recommended for marine use. Apply only to the exterior of the house (not the interior nesting quarters). Depending upon weather exposure and wear, you may need to reapply yearly.
The cedar roof shingles are naturally weather-resistant and will age to a silvery gray patina. This is perfectly normal and they will maintain their functionality regardless of color.