Our bird feeders are made from Marine Grade Plywood, a very tough, stable material. FLW specified MGP - used in boatbuilding - for the cabinetry at Fallingwater which is located above a waterfall and can be a rather damp environment. The feeders are assembled using a quality exterior wood glue and stainless steel fasteners. The various art glass windows are laser cut acrylic backed by clear polycarbonate to create the seed hopper. A 300lb test polyester hang cord is attached.
Darwin D. Martin House Bird Feeders
The art glass windows are inspired by a 1903 design sketch by FLW for the "Tree of Life" windows found at the Martin House complex in Buffalo, NY.
Lake Geneva Hotel Bird Feeders
The art glass windows are from FLW's "Tulip" window designs that were found in the Lake Geneva Hotel in Wisconsin. The hotel was built in 1911 but was demolished in 1970 after a major fire.
Laser Prism Glass Bird Feeders
Early in his career FLW developed 45 window designs for the Luxfer Prism Glass Company in Chicago. Before the wide use of electric lighting prism glass windows were intended to help refract and spread daylight into stores and factories. The art glass windows here are from an 1897 patent drawing of one of his designs.
Dana-Thomas House Birdhouse
The laser engraved acrylic front piece is of the south entrance of the Dana-Thomas House built in 1904 in Springfield, IL. The roof is cedar with a terra cotta exterior stain finish and the sides are constructed of pine using stainless steel fasteners and an exterior grade wood glue. The base is removable for cleaning and a hanger bracket is included. The house is sized for chickadees and house wrens.