Helpful Hints for Those Who Order Our Replicas
- We will need crisp color photographs of all four sides
of the building you wish to have replicated. We ask the client to provide
the photographs. The photographs should reveal as much structural detail
and color clarity as possible.
- If ordering a birdhouse replica, please tell us if you plan to use
the birdhouse outdoors as a functioning birdhouse dwelling or indoors
as an accent piece for a room or office. This will help us choose the
most appropriate materials when constructing your birdhouse. If you
definitely plan to use the birdhouse outdoors or you are not sure, we
will install proper ventilation and drainage holes.
- If the birdhouse is to be installed outdoors and there is a specific
bird that you would like to attract, let us know. Each species of cavity-dwelling
wild bird prefers a certain doorway dimension, interior size, doorway
height from the floor, etc.
- If you know the manufacturer, the specific color(s) and I.D. number
of the paints or stains used on the exterior of the building we are
replicating, this will expedite the project considerably. If you don't
know, we will have our paint supplier attempt to match colors as closely
- If possible, please give us an idea of the size and scale that you
are looking for in your replica. For example, if you order a keepsake
storage box or a birdhouse that you plan to use indoors as an accent
piece, it is helpful to know the approximate size of the room where
you intend to display the replica or if there are space limitation (i.e.
shelf size, table top dimensions, etc.). Similarly, if you order a birdhouse
that is to be used outdoors as a functioning dwelling, knowing the planned
location can help us design the birdhouse so that it is properly proportioned
for that lawn or garden space. Color photographs of the lawn or garden
area will be needed.
- If the replica is intended to be gift and needs to be completed and
delivered by a certain date, we must know this at the time of ordering.
Our replicas take many hours to complete and are constructed one at
a time based on the date the order was received. We want to be sure
that we can realistically meet your delivery date expectations.