Decorative Birdhouses

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Decorative birdhouses are only as good as the materials that they are made from. Flimsy birdhouses made of poor quality wood may look fine when you buy them in the store, but they'll quickly fade, age or even rot. For truly exceptional decorative birdhouses, look for exceptional materials. These may include copper, verdigris or slate rooftops.

Decorative Birdhouses with Slate Rooftops

Slate rooftops are truly remarkable looking. It's amazing how much the artists make the decorative birdhouses look like miniaturized versions of real, honest-to-goodness houses. Look for decorative birdfeeders with great attention to detail if you are looking for something that truly impresses. The more pristine the detailing, the more charming the house.

Copper roof bird feeders are also very popular. These can be made with shiny, new copper, or copper that has been treated to make it look verdigris. Both types of rooftop are excellent. Choose the one that you prefer, or the one that best matches the rest of your decor. If you have a lot of ancient-looking, aged pieces, choose verdigris. If your aesthetic is more pristine and polished, choose copper.

In terms of the body of the birdhouse, choose either composite resin, or quality wood. Quality woods include cypress and cedar. Composite resin is popular in part because it's extremely easy to clean. A little soap and water is all it takes to keep this material looking new for years to come.

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