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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 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Easy to secure (19)
  • Visible at A distance (18)
  • Weather proof (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (16)
  • Front yard (13)
  • Garden (13)
  • Porch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), Budget shopper (5), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (8), Self (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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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.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Love my bat!

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Midrange 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:

                Loved this bat so much ... I bought 4 of them. I kept one and bought 3 for my best girl friends so we all had one watching over us! I keep mine inside but someone else put theirs in a tree in their back yard and it looks awesome!

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                A real eye-catcher

                By 

                from Chula Vista, CA

                About Me High-end Shopper

                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:

                  Great gift. They loved it. Sent them one after I bought one for myself. Too good not to share!

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

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