This is the favorite bench. I really wish I had a better photo of it though. Made with 2x6 scrap legs, half of an old solid door and lovely corbels. I finished it off with a carved embellishment on top. It was majestic! A throne. Made by the Queen....ha,ha. I got started creating as "laura's salvage design" because of doors and corbels. I was flabergasted (sp?)when beautiful doors were removed from old house when being remodeled and replaced with new ones.....Like new doors were better? How could they possibly be made with a higher level of craftsmanship or better ingredients? Old growth wood and actual steel & cast iron hardware isn't good enough? It's laughable. I had salvaged all these doors to "do" something with....so I started there. I just wish I documented it better. I am learning that i need to consistently take photos....The issue lays with quantity.
The church steeple bird house (on the majestic bench above)is still in my collection. It was made to be on a column stand. I couldn't part with it. Here are more that I created for a friends mom....some ask if I am doing my research for correct hole diameter for birds. Bird experts frown when I tell them I wasn't concerned about it.... In my head I'm saying......"oh geez!...birds don't care.....they'll make their nest in a crack of a tree. They don't measure and ponder their other rental options." But I refrain.... I don't mention that most often it's the yellow jackets that move in first.