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tom sawyer book birdhouse

by Dave Vissat
Handmade
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  • the story

Life On The Mississippi

Let this charming birdhouse take you back to days full of mischief and adventure, Huck Finn and Injun Joe, the Mississippi River and Becky Thatcher. Handmade from the beloved book by Mark Twain, this Tom Sawyer cabin with a corn-cob-pipe perch is sure to make people of all ages smile.

Designer Dave Vissat stumbled upon this idea when he was making a birdhouse for his mother. He ran out of wood, so he resorted to using an old book as a roof. Then he began incorporating interesting text and illustrations as well.

Now, Vissat searches and scavenges flea markets and libraries for discarded and vintage books, then he scans the cover, makes a print and affixes it to the exterior of the house.

This ornamental wooden house uses old-fashioned illustrations and pages to capture the memories of innocence, childhood and all the wonderful places we found in the pages of our favorite books. Handmade in Pennsylvania. For indoor use only.

This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
16962
Made from
paper, wood
Measurements
8" L x 8.5" W x 8.25" H
Notes
for indoor use only.
  • the maker

Dave Vissat

Artist Dave Vissat spends his days as a creative director for a Pittsburgh advertising agency. But for the last ten years, he has spent his nights creating one-of-a-kind birdhouses out of vintage books.

Vissat stumbled upon this idea when he was making a birdhouse for his mother. He ran out of wood, so he resorted to using an old book as a roof. Then he began incorporating interesting text and illustrations as well. Now, Vissat searches and scavenges flea markets and libraries for discarded and vintage books, then he scans the cover, makes a print and affixes it to the exterior of the house.

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