A friend of ours asked us to make a birdhouse for her. She was open to any design as long as it was painted yellow. Hubby did the carpenter work and I was the designer. I bought the brass hinge to make the door at a thrift shop. I found the rest in my stash except the license plate which belonged to the recipient. This was the first time I had tried twisting wire with a drill. Actually, hubby did it, but I told him what I wanted done. When he was through I arranged the limbs and roots the way I wanted them and he screwed the tree to the house. Our friend was happy with it. I hope the birds will be, too.