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  • LucyLLucyL InvernessPosts: 163

    I really like your big beasty hotel - How much would it be for one like that? maybe a slightly smaller version... 

  • LukeBLukeB Posts: 46


    @ Verdun, good idea actually show them off properly! Thanks

    @ LucyL - no idea to be honest, email me if ok, [email protected]

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Luke, try to work out what the materials would cost if you had to buy everything, eg how many bird boxes from a certain size of wood, glue (if used) screws, wood treatment etc.  Then you know the minimum of what you should accept.  Then it's up to you to work out how much your time is worthimage. With the quality of your work I wouldn't stint on thatimage

  • LukeBLukeB Posts: 46


    LesleyK - good points - to be honest, I had in mind (think I am close?!)

    Bird houses - £15

    Planter (shed photo) £10

    Someone in my work offered me £150 for the insect hotel! I turned it down as it is a present from my kids for wife for mothers day image

    But I can build to any size, this one is approx 20" wide and 3' tall with the roof. plants will be added to the inside of roof too. photos soon.

    I have also begun building a website to sell my bits, still very early days though!


  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,539

    Really look forward to the website as your creations are beautiful image

  • LukeBLukeB Posts: 46


    Thank you image made this for my little girl too (not gardening!)



    building the website in evenings, but here is a sneak peak

  • LukeBLukeB Posts: 46


    All complete and on the fence, very pleased.

    For reference this is quite large, main box is 20" x 20" and stands 32" tall.

    I can make to order in ANY size and shape you'd like if anyone interested?



  • Hi Luke, I think you and your daughter should go on the Dragons Den with thoseimage They are wonderful

  • LukeBLukeB Posts: 46


    Thanks both image

    Another item made Sunday, a birdhouse/planter combo, though wish I'd put a peak roof on it. Don't like this roof style now I have made it.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 62,342

    That's pretty!  and wouldn't the run-off from a 'peaked roof' perhaps make the planting area too wet?

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