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Bird Houses from Recycled Spools

Lawton Grimball

Being eco-friendly is not as difficult as you may think; it just takes a little effort to think outside the box.  For you that may mean choosing a recycling bin rather than a trash can, purchasing products with little or no plastic packaging, or finding new ways to use what would otherwise be trash.  I got an email suggestion recently from Lawton Grimball in Charleston who said, “I work next to an electrical business and noticed they were putting their plastic wire spools in the recycl[ing]. The spools looked like perfect little bird houses. So I took four and connected them to exterior plywood to create a Martin House type tower.”  Thanks, Lawton, for that suggestion!  

Here is an after photo of Lawton's project:


Credit Lawton Grimball