One of my favorite things to make, these came about when I matched curvy cut out pieces I’d saved from bookcases I’d made with railroad spikes.
The result is a cool, archetypal bird with a rustic, nostalgic feel. I make them now from scraps of vintage wood that I draw the wing shapes onto free hand, and cut with a jigsaw.
What are they for? Décor. The look great as a flock of three on a wall, or one over a door or in a small wall space is nice too.
This batch was made in March, 2017, the first batch of this year.
- Spikes found along the tracks, either discarded when they replace rails, or joggled free from friction.
- Wood- vintage salvaged wood from my collection. this batch includes pieces of an antique dresser,1920’s beadboard from Old West Durham, siding from the Reality Ministries neighborhood in durham, behind FullSteam, and other choice pieces of vintage pine.