Another Homeless Shelter for Indigent Butterflies!

This Butterfly House, which I made for a neighbor, was made using Eastern Red Cedar.   It also has a hand-hammered Copper roof, which I made from strips that I brazed together.  Now, in one instance, I applied way too much solder, and found that it was way more work to clean up the mess than to let it slide.  So, I decided to roll with this theme that the roof was made by a hasty drunken hacker!    I'm sure that many renown abstract artists made their reputations starting in this way, so, who the Hell am I to judge?  And in the end, my neighbor loved it!


That is an impressive house for any small critter!

Roof will turn brown and then start to get that nice green patina. I'll look like it has always been there and the solder just adds to that aged appearance. 
beautiful house alan that cedar really pops.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Beautiful colors!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Both houses are nicely done.   Looks good.



Was thinking of making a few of these for our friends. It's like butterfly central around here. 

Do you "populate" the inside? I have seen shelves, strips of bark, grasses, etc in some of them, not sure which way to go.