Lobster Buoy Birdhouse Co. has been designing, hand- crafting and selling our products since 2012 when Nikki and Peter Sullivan opened the first shop in their barn in Bowdoinham. In July, 2018, Lisa Padulo purchased the business (after admiring and enjoying the products as a customer) and continues the tradition in Lisbon Falls with a family team consisting of her two sons, Stefan and Colby, and several skilled and dedicated co-producers.
The lobster buoy birdhouses, suet feeders, buoys, planters, and ornaments are designed to resemble vintage buoys that lobstermen used in the early 1900’s to identify their traps. The cedar wood is from northern Maine and the rope handles are recycled lobster trap rope from local Maine fishermen. We like to think of our products as fun and practical… birds love them and their bright, nautical look adds a splash of color and coastal charm to any home or garden.
These cedar (renowned for its decay resistance) suet feeders 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. These suet feeders have a base of 4.75” x 4.75” and are 16″ tall. The flat sides allows pole or post mounting along with the traditional limb placement using the rope handle. A small decorative black chain looped around a post and hooked back over the wire front holds the suet in place. Each suet feeder comes with an installed suet cake and will accept any standard cake. Many folks remove the cake and insert it, we prefer to remove the wrapper and insert tray and all.