S&K Manufacturing Purple Martin House Collection
It is a beautiful design and the Martins came but the fasteners that hold it together are awful they do not stay in I had to duct tape mine to keep roof in. A little disappointed
Very easy to assemble and hopefully will attract some martins this season
I am replacing 4 that have lasted me 10 years. It is a very good product and my birds love them.
Fairly easy to put together. The center flange made of plastic will not accomadate a 1" pipe when stacking multiple sections. Had to ream the ID of the flange to install the sections. They also should be made of metal for better support of the sections. This is a poor design using plastic flanges.
Perfect fit for my Choates house. No more starlings getting in! Never will I do round holes again
A great fit for my original aluminum martin house. It kept those pesky starlings out and shipping was fast too!
Works good so far.
Great birdhouse. Very decorative. I did not mount it on a telescoping mast as it was hopefully going to be a useful decoration for another project. But, the mount for their triangular telescoping post was plain to see and instructions were clear on how to use it.... The house looks beautiful and I will be able to reach it with a ladder... It was easy to put together and a welcome addition to our backyard's decor. Someday maybe it will attract some tenants. Only real downside is that I wanted to double the living spaces for each nest (anc cut room number in half), but I don't think the instructions were as clear on that as they could have been... Otherwise, a great little project that only took an hour or so to build. I added black sharpie to highlight the "shutters" and other window treatments on the nest openings. Very happy with this purchase.
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