This one’s for the Birds!!
Imagine yourself a talented creator of furniture, wood furniture made mainly of pine and cedar. Beautiful benches, chests, cupboards and armoires furnish your home.
You end up with smaller pieces of wood, left-overs from those bigger items.
If you’re Jean Long, you use these pieces to make birdhouses and feeders.
An astonishing variety of birdhouses and bird feeders – most of them whimsical, each of them well-made, each unique in some way.
Although I’ve known Jean for years, and have been lucky enough to own a Jean Long birdhouse, I start to smile the moment he opens his studio door for the latest tour: I never know what to expect, but I know it will be fun – a journey of discovery!
Over the years, Jean has built hundreds of birdhouses. Roughly half of them were given to friends or donated to organizations for fundraising purposes. Many are scattered over his 10-acre…
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