Imagine walking the beaches of Maine and finding an old cedar buoy tucked away beneath driftwood, sand and seaweed. Thats what the Sullivan’s were doing while creating a family in Alaska. But, they always knew they would be returning to Peter’s home state. So, in 2006 they made their way east to Bowdoinham in the heart of Merrymeeting Bay. Their love of amateur bird watching inspired them to create their lobster buoy bird house.
These cedar (renowned for its decay resistance) birdhouses are crafted in Maine from northern Maine cedar. Each is handmade and unique. The shape and rough texture simulate antique buoys. Each is colored with the highest quality solid stain available. The rope handle is an actual piece of used lobster rope largely beach-combed from a Maine beach after a winter storm. The birdhouse’s have a base of about 5.75” x 5.75” and are around 24″ tall. Loosening of a single base screw allows the dovetail base to be slid out for easy cleaning. A drilled hole in the base provides drainage. The flat sides allows pole or post mounting along with the traditional limb placement using the rope handle.