By Malcolm Wells
Wayside Studio, 1988
Soft cover, 11" x 8.5", 92 pages
Architect/illustrator Malcolm Wells of Cape Cod has filled this latest book with such easy-to-follow construction drawings even the most hesitant amateur will be moved to build from one of them. Based on Wells's 40 years of experience, these designs have proved not only appealing to birds but tremendously so to humans as well. Elegantly simple and made mostly of scrap wood, the little structures age gracefully as rain and sunlight work their magic. Then, eventually, the bird houses simply fall to earth and rot as all good birdhouses are meant to do.