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Handmade Portraits: Birdhouseaccents

Jun 17, 2009

by Tara Young

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(Music by Two Dark Birds, animation by JuliaPott)

It took Fred Jakubiec from Birdhouseaccents 25 years before he made building birdhouses his full-time job. It was well worth the wait. After 13 years as Area Supervisor at various fast food establishments, a stint at a steel mill and years of driving for Fed Ex, Fred decided working for other people just wasn’t fun anymore.

He and his partner Lynn Patrick regularly took trips to Amish country to go thrifting and flea market shopping. During one visit, Fred discovered primitive style woodworking, and it was then that knew he found his calling. Building birdhouses and decorating them with special recycled accents was the perfect niche for this one time woodworking tinkerer turned birdhouse entrepreneur.

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Country Rustic Wooden Songbird Birdhouse White Turquoise Chickadee Wren Cute Primitive Rusty Heart Handmade Hanging Birdhouse
Country Rustic Wooden Songbird Birdhouse White Turquoise Chickadee Wren Cute Primitive Rusty Heart Handmade Hanging Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$15.00 USD
Swiss Chalet Primitive Birdhouse Fairy Garden Birdhouse
Swiss Chalet Primitive Birdhouse Fairy Garden Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$39.00 USD
Unique Old Man Birdhouse Primitive Rustic Country Bird House, Garden Birdhouse, Outdoor Birdhouse, Handmade birdhouse.
Unique Old Man Birdhouse Primitive Rustic Country Bird House, Garden Birdhouse, Outdoor Birdhouse, Handmade birdhouse.
birdhouseaccents
$65.00 USD
Primitive Country  Condo Birdhouse,  White and Black Three Nesting Boxes, Handmade Birdhouse  Rustic Birdhouse  Garden Decore Bird House.
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse, White and Black Three Nesting Boxes, Handmade Birdhouse Rustic Birdhouse Garden Decore Bird House.
birdhouseaccents
$48.00 USD
Primitive White and Black Birdhouse Antique Aged Rusty Old Bottle Opener
Primitive White and Black Birdhouse Antique Aged Rusty Old Bottle Opener
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Wooden Unique Birdhouse Poplar Tree Bark Cabin Old Barn Metal Roof Rustic Outdoors Outdoor Bird House, Handmade Birdhouse
Wooden Unique Birdhouse Poplar Tree Bark Cabin Old Barn Metal Roof Rustic Outdoors Outdoor Bird House, Handmade Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Play Ball Boston Red Sox Primitive License Plate Birdhouse Blue Red Baseball
Play Ball Boston Red Sox Primitive License Plate Birdhouse Blue Red Baseball
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
White Black Rustic Primitive Bird House.  Chickadee Wren Cute Songbirds Handmade Unique Birdhouse Rooster
White Black Rustic Primitive Bird House. Chickadee Wren Cute Songbirds Handmade Unique Birdhouse Rooster
birdhouseaccents
$15.00 USD
Birdhouse Metal Anchor Hook Primitive Navy Sea Captain
Birdhouse Metal Anchor Hook Primitive Navy Sea Captain
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Birdhouse green golf ball and tees
Birdhouse green golf ball and tees
birdhouseaccents
$24.00 USD
Primitive Red and Green Birdhouse Wren Chickadee Small Songbirds White Metal Star Rustic Wooden Hanging Handmade Birdhouse
Primitive Red and Green Birdhouse Wren Chickadee Small Songbirds White Metal Star Rustic Wooden Hanging Handmade Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$15.00 USD
Red Birdhouse Yellow  Door Grapevine Wreath Metal Star Black Roof and Base Bottom Removes for Clean out
Red Birdhouse Yellow Door Grapevine Wreath Metal Star Black Roof and Base Bottom Removes for Clean out
birdhouseaccents
$35.00 USD
Notre Dame Football License Plate Birdhouse White Fully Functional
Notre Dame Football License Plate Birdhouse White Fully Functional
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Washington Natonals Worid Champs License Plate Baseball Birdhouse White Fully Functional MLB
Washington Natonals Worid Champs License Plate Baseball Birdhouse White Fully Functional MLB
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Kansas City Royals License Plate Baseball Birdhouse White Fully Functional MLB
Kansas City Royals License Plate Baseball Birdhouse White Fully Functional MLB
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
California Angels Vanity Plate  Baseball Birdhouse Fully Functional Birdhouse MLB Handmade Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Rustic Birdhouse
California Angels Vanity Plate Baseball Birdhouse Fully Functional Birdhouse MLB Handmade Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Rustic Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Noth Carolina Tar Heels Vanity Plate Football Baskeall btBirdhouse Fully Functional   Handmade Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Rustic Birdhouse
Noth Carolina Tar Heels Vanity Plate Football Baskeall btBirdhouse Fully Functional Handmade Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Rustic Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
St Louis Cardinals Primitive License Plate Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse  Outdoor Bird House  Wooden Birdhouse Baseball
St Louis Cardinals Primitive License Plate Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Outdoor Bird House Wooden Birdhouse Baseball
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Primitive Country  Condo Birdhouse, Wooden White and Green Three Nesting Boxes Bird House, Rustic Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Handmade.
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse, Wooden White and Green Three Nesting Boxes Bird House, Rustic Birdhouse Unique Birdhouse Handmade.
birdhouseaccents
$48.00 USD
Primitive Country  Condo Birdhouse,  White and Pink Three Nesting Boxes Garden Birdhouse,  Cottage Bird House,   Handmade   Birdhouse.
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse, White and Pink Three Nesting Boxes Garden Birdhouse, Cottage Bird House, Handmade Birdhouse.
birdhouseaccents
$48.00 USD
Country Rustic Wooden Songbird Birdhouse White Turquoise Chickadee Wren Cute Primitive Rusty Heart Handmade Hanging Birdhouse
Country Rustic Wooden Songbird Birdhouse White Turquoise Chickadee Wren Cute Primitive Rusty Heart Handmade Hanging Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$15.00 USD
Salt Box Birdhouse Honey Mustard Black Door Wooden Steps Folk Art Primitive White Fence
Salt Box Birdhouse Honey Mustard Black Door Wooden Steps Folk Art Primitive White Fence
birdhouseaccents
$70.00 USD
Handmade Primitive Blue and White Cozy Country Birdhouse, Functional Garden Art, Outdoor Bird House
Handmade Primitive Blue and White Cozy Country Birdhouse, Functional Garden Art, Outdoor Bird House
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Country CabinTurquoise Functional Birdhouse Home Decor Chimney Red Door
Country CabinTurquoise Functional Birdhouse Home Decor Chimney Red Door
birdhouseaccents
$40.00 USD
Handmade Primitive Country Cabin Birdhouse.  Red Black Door Hand Painted Chimney Garden
Handmade Primitive Country Cabin Birdhouse. Red Black Door Hand Painted Chimney Garden
birdhouseaccents
$40.00 USD
Birdhouse Primitive Dark Blue Butterflies Fully Functional
Birdhouse Primitive Dark Blue Butterflies Fully Functional
birdhouseaccents
$23.00 USD
Turquoise Rustic Primitive Birdhouse White Fence  Metal Heart Grapevine Wreath Country Birdhouse Outdoor Bird House,
Turquoise Rustic Primitive Birdhouse White Fence Metal Heart Grapevine Wreath Country Birdhouse Outdoor Bird House,
birdhouseaccents
$35.00 USD
Birdhouse Primitive Rusty Boy Girls Angels Rusty Heart
Birdhouse Primitive Rusty Boy Girls Angels Rusty Heart
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Birdhouse Primitive Drawer Handle Pulls
Birdhouse Primitive Drawer Handle Pulls
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Birdhouse Primitive Rusty Praying Angel
Birdhouse Primitive Rusty Praying Angel
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse White and Neon Green Three Nesting Boxes
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse White and Neon Green Three Nesting Boxes
birdhouseaccents
$48.00 USD
Cleveland Browns Vanity Plate  Football  Birdhouse Fully Functional Birdhouse  Unique, wooden, Reycled Birdhouse Garden decor
Cleveland Browns Vanity Plate Football Birdhouse Fully Functional Birdhouse Unique, wooden, Reycled Birdhouse Garden decor
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Ohio State Vanity Plate  Football  Birdhouse Fully Functional wooden Birdhouse Outdoor Birdhouse Handmade Bird House
Ohio State Vanity Plate Football Birdhouse Fully Functional wooden Birdhouse Outdoor Birdhouse Handmade Bird House
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
New York Yankees Baseball License Plate Birdhouse Primitive MLB
New York Yankees Baseball License Plate Birdhouse Primitive MLB
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Jacksonville Jaguars Football License Plate NFL Birdhouse Fully Functional White
Jacksonville Jaguars Football License Plate NFL Birdhouse Fully Functional White
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Now om sale 12.00 Primitive Birdhouse White Red Chickadee Wren Cute Songbirds  Metal Rusty Heart hand Bird House Handmade Wooden birdhouse
Now om sale 12.00 Primitive Birdhouse White Red Chickadee Wren Cute Songbirds Metal Rusty Heart hand Bird House Handmade Wooden birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$12.00 USD
Wooden Rustic Chickadee Wren Songbird White and Red Primitive Birdhouse Metal Star Handmade Hanging Birdhouse
Wooden Rustic Chickadee Wren Songbird White and Red Primitive Birdhouse Metal Star Handmade Hanging Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$15.00 USD
Blue Birdhouse Red Door Grapevine Wreath Metal Star Black Roof and Base Bottom Removes for Clean out
Blue Birdhouse Red Door Grapevine Wreath Metal Star Black Roof and Base Bottom Removes for Clean out
birdhouseaccents
$35.00 USD
NFL Denver Broncos Football License Plate Birdhouse Fully Functional Wooden Outdoor Birdhouse Handmade Bird House
NFL Denver Broncos Football License Plate Birdhouse Fully Functional Wooden Outdoor Birdhouse Handmade Bird House
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Hanging Wooden White and Blue Birdhouse Wren Chickadee Small Songbirds Metal Heart Handmade Birdhouse
Hanging Wooden White and Blue Birdhouse Wren Chickadee Small Songbirds Metal Heart Handmade Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$15.00 USD
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse, Wooden Red and Black Three Nesting Boxes Wooden Birdhouse,   Functional Birdhouse Garden Bird House.
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse, Wooden Red and Black Three Nesting Boxes Wooden Birdhouse, Functional Birdhouse Garden Bird House.
birdhouseaccents
$48.00 USD
Cincinatti Reds License Plate Baseball Birdhouse Red Fully Functional  MLB Handmade wooden Bird House Unique Outdoor Birdhouse
Cincinatti Reds License Plate Baseball Birdhouse Red Fully Functional MLB Handmade wooden Bird House Unique Outdoor Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
NFL Atlanta Falcons License Plate Primitive Birdhouse Football Birdhouse Handmade wooden unique Birdhouse Recycled
NFL Atlanta Falcons License Plate Primitive Birdhouse Football Birdhouse Handmade wooden unique Birdhouse Recycled
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Miami Dolphins Football License Plate Birdhouse White Fully Functional NFL
Miami Dolphins Football License Plate Birdhouse White Fully Functional NFL
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Unique Moose Birdhouse,Primitive Rustic Country Bird House, Garden Birdhouse, Outdoor Birdhouse, Handmade birdhouse.
Unique Moose Birdhouse,Primitive Rustic Country Bird House, Garden Birdhouse, Outdoor Birdhouse, Handmade birdhouse.
birdhouseaccents
$69.00 USD
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse,  Red and Black Three Nesting Boxes Bird White Painted Rusty Heart  Country Birdhouse Functional Birdhouse
Primitive Country Condo Birdhouse, Red and Black Three Nesting Boxes Bird White Painted Rusty Heart Country Birdhouse Functional Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$48.00 USD
Rusty Horse Birdhouse Rusty Stars Primitive Birdhouse
Rusty Horse Birdhouse Rusty Stars Primitive Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Peace Sign Birdhouse Antiqued Tin Peace Sign Cool Birdhouse
Peace Sign Birdhouse Antiqued Tin Peace Sign Cool Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Birdhouse Primitive Star Fish Sea Shells Beach
Birdhouse Primitive Star Fish Sea Shells Beach
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Birdhouse Primitive Sand Dollar Sea Shells Beach
Birdhouse Primitive Sand Dollar Sea Shells Beach
birdhouseaccents
$25.00 USD
Primitive Birdhouse Rustic Cedar Fully Functional Songbirds
Primitive Birdhouse Rustic Cedar Fully Functional Songbirds
birdhouseaccents
$29.00 USD
Primitive Birdhouse Rustic Cedar Fully Functional Songbirds
Primitive Birdhouse Rustic Cedar Fully Functional Songbirds
birdhouseaccents
$27.00 USD
White Birdhouse Fishing Reel Fishing Lures Fisherman Unique Primitive Fully Functional Fun
White Birdhouse Fishing Reel Fishing Lures Fisherman Unique Primitive Fully Functional Fun
birdhouseaccents
$40.00 USD
White Green Country Primitive Birdhouse Compartments Rusty Metal Hearts
White Green Country Primitive Birdhouse Compartments Rusty Metal Hearts
birdhouseaccents
$45.00 USD
Unique Rocky Raccoon Birdhouse,  Primitive Rustic Country Bird house, Wooden Birdhouse, Garden Decore Birdhouse Handmade Birdhouse.
Unique Rocky Raccoon Birdhouse, Primitive Rustic Country Bird house, Wooden Birdhouse, Garden Decore Birdhouse Handmade Birdhouse.
birdhouseaccents
$65.00 USD
Primitive Birdhouse Rustic Cedar Fully Functional Songbirds
Primitive Birdhouse Rustic Cedar Fully Functional Songbirds
birdhouseaccents
$24.00 USD
Philadelphia Phillies Baseball License Plate Birdhouse Primitive MLB Fully functional handmade Unique Outdoor Birdhouse
Philadelphia Phillies Baseball License Plate Birdhouse Primitive MLB Fully functional handmade Unique Outdoor Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
LGBT Flag License Plate Primitive Birdhouse
LGBT Flag License Plate Primitive Birdhouse
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
Super Bowl Champs Green Packer License Plate Primitive Birdhouse Football Super Bowl Champs
Super Bowl Champs Green Packer License Plate Primitive Birdhouse Football Super Bowl Champs
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
New York Giants Football License Plate Birdhouse White Fully Functional
New York Giants Football License Plate Birdhouse White Fully Functional
birdhouseaccents
$30.00 USD
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