Ellis

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Ellis

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The concept of this house challenges the traditional methods of connecting a bird house to a tree. In this case I have pulled inspiration from a semi-dated method of temporary support structure. The Ellis Clamp worked of opposing forces. As force is applied in an upward vertical direction, force also reacts in a downward response, creating a bind and structure. This inspired the white element of the birdhouse. In response to the structural component, we are left with opposing sides of the tree. This was resulted by addressing the two basic types of nesting birds, cavity versus open. Using the same basic 30-60-90 triangle, the houses mimic each other while attracting different types of birds. As far as function of the cavity birdhouse, the copper hole protector helps deter predictors from chewing around the hole to gain access to the house. The front face of the cavity side, held together by magnets, can be removed for cleaning out the house.

Maker: Eric Delph, Designer

Materials: Cherry Wood, Copper, Metal

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