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Discover the beauty of reclaimed "mushroom" wood with this unique, eco-friendly bird shelter. Birds will love visiting, and you'll love its handsome, rustic look. Made by Amish craftsmen, this chalet birdhouse is solidly built from old boards that were used in mushroom beds. This reclaimed wood is naturally tough, so no staining is needed.
*Handmade, so dimensions may vary. Mounting hardware not included.
The Story of "Mushroom" Wood These reclaimed boards were once used in mushroom beds. Made from Cypress and Hemlock, they held the compost in a high humidity environment in where mushrooms were grown. They get their gorgeous brown color from a steaming process used between each crop to kill bacteria.
When the Amish craftsmen get these boards, they power wash them and leave them untreated. You typically don't need to stain this wood because the acid in the mushroom soil created a treatment, making this wood naturally tough. Each shelter is unique - each is handcrafted and has its own beautiful rippled, deep grain pattern. And since they're made from reclaimed wood, you can feel good knowing our planet's resources weren't wasted.