Mount a Copper Birdhouse on Your Fence Post January 14 2020
Can I mount a copper birdhouse or feeder on my fence? Yes... you might even mount one on that giant tree trunk. From smaller bluebird birdhouses to massive dovecotes... possibilities abound!
With some degree of simple customization- or not, our vinyl birdhouses and bird feeders will or can be made to fit your fence post. Already have a vinyl fence? Most corner posts are standard size and the copper bluebird house fits perfectly for a seamless fit.
If the corner posts are a true 4x4, simply remove the mounting collar and slide the birdhouse onto the post. It's all about location of nest boxes for bluebirds, and most times this is ideal.
Having been unseasonably warm in Atlanta, bluebirds are already checking out birdhouses and scuffling for territory. It's kind of sad because not too long ago they were one big happy family!
It's the juveniles who fledged last year with one or two sets of parents. But this is how nature works with survival of the fittest. Some juveniles may stick around to feed only, seeking suitable nesting spots nearby. Offering another bluebird house may afford youngsters the opportunity to pair with a mate and raise a successful brood!
Concerning location... place the new bluebird house out of sight from the original. Possibly one in the front of your home and one in back, or on either side of your property. (Copper bluebird house customer installation photo).
In a fenced vegetable garden setting, this customer opted for four corner accents using three copper birdhouses and one bird feeder. A traditional wire and wood fence with 5xx5 posts, mounting brackets were adjusted to slide right over the posts.
Sadly the mighty oak or maple that once graced your yard had to be removed- leaving a naked massive tree trunk (in this instance). Because that trunk can still support life in various forms, the owner wanted to keep it as part of the landscape. Enter the custom copper birdhouse with 30" diameter base!
It involves measuring, planning and an architect's touch as it's all in the details. Although we haven't yet received pics of the installation, here's the birdhouse under construction. Due to sheer size, this copper roof required the wood under-layment for additional support.
The trunk was about 28" diameter at top and left at 13 ft. height. The birdhouse base was made with a slight overhang, finished with double trim and separate adjustable grooved vinyl band to be placed around the trunk- directly below the base for a finished appearance. Because it's always the details that matter- nothing looks like an afterthought. Can't wait to see this one installed... come on spring!