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by Chris Crooks $40.00
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Hanging Out

Keep creativity on your radar and in view with this charming hanging sculpture formed in the likeness of a gracious bat. Handcrafted in Tucson by artist Chris Crooks, this eye-catching design is perfect for greeting Halloween trick-or-treaters or scaring up the conversation year round. Age-accelerated steel gives the bat a bright ruddy rust patina, offering a rustic finishing touch for your outdoor décor. Handmade in Tucson, Arizona.



Visit our blog to go behind the scenes with Chris Crooks!

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Handmade
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Item ID
24024
Made from
16 gauge mild steel
Measurements
Bat: 10.5" H; Branch: 11" L
Notes
Ready to mount.
Care: no special care needed however, patina will darken over time. If attaching to finished wood work, or masonry that is exposed to the weather, the piece should be sprayed with exterior sealer to avoid rust stains.
  • the maker
Chris Crooks

Chris Crooks

Drawing his inspiration from nature and the metal itself, Chris Crooks likes to stylize and whittle elements down to their most essential character. Every decision is important, from the simple profile of a rusted quail, to the design of his more elaborate wall sculptures. Chris hand-crafts each of his sculptures in his studio, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains, just outside Tucson, Arizona.

Visit our blog to go behind the scenes with Chris Crooks!

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BAT ON A BRANCH
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (22)
  • Easy to secure (21)
  • Visible at A distance (19)
  • Weather proof (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (18)
  • Front yard (15)
  • Porch (15)
  • Garden (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (5), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (8), Self (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (10), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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5.0

Great product

By 

from Oklahoma City, OK

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Conversation piece
  • Durable
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Porch

    Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

    I love everything about it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    love the bat!

    By 

    from Ohio

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

      Great bat. Arrived on time and in fine shape.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bat on a Branch

      By 

      from Mid-Atlantic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure
      • Visible At A Distance
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

          First one didn't arrive although UPS said it had delivered it. Uncommon Goods was notified and re-sent in a timely manner.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          This guy is adorable!!!

          By 

          from Louisville, Ky

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden
            • Porch

            Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

            As strange as it sounds, bats have a sentimental meaning for me and my guy. When I saw this one, I had to have it!!! It's a great conversation piece and everyone who has seen it, loves it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            cute bat!

            By 

            from Tx

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

            • Screws Not Included

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Porch

            Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

            This guy is going to look great standing guard (oops, I mean hanging around) my front porch!

            Mine will go in a protected location, but I can see that the metal patina would deteriorate in wet conditions, and possibly discolor floors or items under it.

            If the finish were sealed, and if mounting screws were included, I'd give this 5 stars!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Warning: drips rust!

            By 

            from West Coast

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Pros

              Cons

              • Deteriorates/Rots

              Best Uses

                Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

                Buyer beware on the rusted steel items from this maker. The "patina" is not fixed and the object will continue to oxidize, producing and shedding rust. Dissolving, in other words. I hung this bat on the facial board of my roof, and it dropped rust all over my entryway, staining the pavers. I was refunded for the purchase price, but my pavers are still stained. I feel that I should have been advised to use a rust stabilizer or -- here's a good idea -- the maker could have stabilized the patina before sending them out. These are made to hang on a house, where rust staining is often going to be a problem.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Better than I expected!

                By 

                from St. Louis, MO

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Secure
                • Fun
                • Visible At A Distance
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Tree

                  Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

                  I bought this as a housewarming gift for a friend, now I want one for myself. It's durable, solid metal, fun, cute, out of the ordinary. Love this product! Will probably last forever.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  More than garden decor

                  By 

                  from Bradenton, Florida

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

                  The product was purchased to " enhance" a habitat garden, to add a subtle element of whimsy for the human visitors. The quality of the materials & workmanship surpassed my expectations.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Batty!

                  By 

                  from Near Mackinaw

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Quirky

                  Best Uses

                  • Porch

                  Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

                  Great, unique gift-- won't get two of these!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  A little ho-hum for me

                  By 

                  from On the coast

                  Pros

                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Oomph

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden

                  Comments about BAT ON A BRANCH:

                  This bat was a disappointment. It sounds funny to say this about what is essentially a flat piece of metal curved into a near-circle, but it lacks dimension, Somehow the picture online gives it more presence than it has in person. The metal looks a lot thinner. The shape of the bat cutout doesn't look as cute. I found it a bit blah, to be honest. It's a little annoying, too that it doesn't come with mounting screws.

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