This triangular insect haven is entirely made by hand from re-used / re-claimed or recycled materials. It is made by a local craftsman here in our Shropshire village. If we don't have stock it may take a few days to make your order, but we will let you know at the time of your order if there will be any delay.
We are building up a portfolio of these hand made items, yet every one will be unique and different from the next one. This is because we use 90% re-used or re-cycled timber and every joint is cut by hand, making each one fit the next joint exactly, giving exceptional strength. All of the joints are held together by glue and the carpenters skill - not a nail or screw in sight!
Because our timber is re-claimed (from construction sites mainly) every plank is unique, we take the timber, clean it and saw it to the required length and thickness, this does mean there may be an odd mark where a nail used to be, a knot or a scuff mark, but we don't try to hide this sort of thing. It is what makes character and we would hate to waste good wood for the sake of appearances, likewise it is hard work to transform the wood into the finished product, but we think it is worth it to avoid using new wood and all of the environmental issues that accompany it.
The triangular insect haven is made in two sections.
In one half is what we like to call the carpenters collection! made up of soft wood and hard wood in small pieces and shavings,
The other half is filled with forest foraging goodies - Acorns, Beech husks and seeds, Larch cones and Pine cones.
The front is a Perspex viewing panel with holes in it for the bees and insects to gain access to the contents, which they will use for nesting as well as feeding.
The triangular insect haven weighs about 3Kg,
Height is 275mm
Width is 310mm.
Depth is 110mm.