- 100% upcycled materials
- 1-1/8” entrance hole
- Bewick’s wren
- house wrens
- Clean-out hole in the back
This house is designed with Bewick’s and house wrens in mind, but you might also attract chickadees and titmice. It is made with 100% upcycled materials and has a 1-1/8” entrance hole—small enough to discourage sparrows and starlings. It has a clean-out hole in the back.
To attract chickadees, add a 1-inch layer of woodchips to the bottom of the house and place the birdhouse away from shrubbery, along the edge of a wooded area and near an open space. For wrens, place it in a semi-open space near shrubs or trees, it can also be hung under the eaves of a building or in a large tree. To attract titmice, set out pieces of hair, fur or thread, all 3 inches or less in length.
Quality Birdhouses Made From Reclaimed Wood
All of our birdhouses are made in-house in our small craft shop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Most of our birdhouses are made from reclaimed wood from local suppliers which are then crafted into beautiful tiny nesting homes for birds.
Getting your new birdhouse from Plowcraft not only supports a small local business in Lancaster County, PA but you are also assured of the quality of the bird home. Explore our full selection of birdhouses below or shop birdhouses by species and attract your favorite birds like Purple Martins, Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, Titmice, Wrens, and more.
Little About Us
For many years the old barn withstood the test of time, generations had worked and played in its shelter; but all those years of wind and weather had taken its toll. The siding was cracked and weathered, and the roof had sprung more than few leaks. Finally, the decision was made to replace it but what to do with all the old lumber and tin? The old fence definitely needs to be replaced and a few of the outbuildings need new roofs. Surely all these old boards and roofing needn’t to go the local landfill! Or how about the company that replaces old privacy fences and decks, is all that material going to end up in the dumpster?
In 1999, a young craftsman was building small furniture and other crafts in his spare time when he asked a neighbor if he could use the lumber from a shed he had just torn down. Using those reclaimed boards, he created the first few styles of what would become a full product line of birdhouses, planters, benches and more, all made with reclaimed wood.
Today, Summitville Woodworking provides a drop-off site for fence and decking companies, as well as individuals in the community to take their unwanted rustic tin and lumber. Then their crew of workers and sub workers craft unique, quality, and handmade items to brighten up your backyard, attract and feed the birds and decorate your front porch or deck.
Since these items are made from reclaimed materials, each individual piece is unique. Expect slight variations!