Friday, January 29, 2010

the bird cage


A picture of the bird cage will be up on Martha's website probably on Monday but here are a couple our studio photographer, Nick, took for me. Sean Ennis is the show carpenter (and also my good friend & my sister's boyfriend) and he worked with me on this project. Without his skill with power tools and construction knowledge, I probably would have struggled a bit with actually building the cage. I learned a lot about carpentry from him and this project. Thanks Sean!

Please, if you want me to take any detail shots or have any questions about constructing the cage, I will be glad to help. This was a project I developed because I was in search of a big, beautiful, safe cage for Pico and when I saw Martha's, I was truly inspired to build my own. I know there are many other pet owners who want the same for their loving pocket friends!

4 comments:

  1. The birdcage is AMAZING. I love the aesthetic, color and use of old windows. Great job. Pico is doing great by the way;) Im a good bird-sitter!

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  2. Oh yeah. Now I want a bird, just so I can built it a cage like this. Excellent.

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  3. I have often sketched out and planned to build a large bird aviary/cage. I actually have an old cage I bought last year at one of my favorite local 'junk/antique' shops that I really love that has a wonderful little domed top, but it is far too small to keep a bird in. I think I am going to build a large cage and use that as the top so architectualy it seems old and interesting. I just love the look of the chicken wire, too. It just has such a French flea market look. I was moving some fences the other day and had to take off the old chicken wire I put around the bottom (to contain my small 5 lb dog) and it was all lovely and rusty. Hubby wanted to scrap metal it and I said, "no way. It's perfect now." Not sure what I will use it for, maybe part of the cage.

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  4. This is just the cage that I have been looking for! I would love if you posted directions as to how to make it or pointed me in the right direction.

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