Long Traditional Birdhouse

The Long Traditional birdhouse is made from walnut for the base and roof and maple for the house section.  I pick the most figured maple with spalting and ambrosia figure I can find for this style.  I cut the maple into sections and glue them together  a way that allows the figure to wrap around the house creating a flowing detail.  The walnut has a consistent, dark grain and is a perfect wood to turn fine details in.  Each house has a unique color but similar in size.