The roots of Heartwood extend back to the year 1992 when Lynda and Jerry Glass started a small Saturday craft show company attending local “festival days” around Mississippi. Their unique products were overwhelmingly acknowledged. After a few years, nature products were added, and because of demand, became the only items made. Full attention was then given to these products and they enjoyed much local success. A local merchant picked up the line from Heartwood and suggested its goods could be marketed nationally. Fantastic associates supplied added encouragement, and in 1998 Heartwood got its products to “market” in Atlanta.
The friends were correct; merchants countrywide purchased these exceptional products for stores, catalogs, and Internet sales. Thanks to this response, Heartwood Architecture for Birdsbecame a reality.
Purpose and architectural aspect are not a byproduct of Heartwood’s production process; instead they are the target of an intense and focused design plan. The design must be imaginative and novel to seize the imagination. “Best roti maker” sells, but excellence of design and material make it last. Though the products are not guaranteed for a lifetime, they design and construct with that target in mind. Many of our design features and innovations have been invented in-house and are not available anywhere else in the world.
Quality derives from functional design, quality material, and experienced craftsmanship. The best part of our products are produced from cypress, the most naturally rot-resistant timber that grows in our land. They use only the top furniture grades in their manufacture. The heavyweight, deep swamp cypress is a by-product of material bound for furniture factories worldwide. Large manufacturing operations call for boards that are 8 to 16 feet in length. Heartwood purchases the shorter lumber that before had been chipped and burned for heating needs. No trees have to be cut to give Heartwood a plentiful source of premium raw materials!
This procedure is vital to thorough utilization of raw materials and eliminates any defects (knots, cracks, etc.) that may exist. They devise products to accommodate customary lumber dimensions to eliminate waste and save money.
Procedures used in manufacturing are taken from preceding careers in custom home construction. They utilize only quality zinc-coated fasteners, brass screws, exterior adhesives, and unique methods to fight the weather elements that want to damage your bird house and shorten its existence.
All of Heartwood paints are industrial grade, non-toxic, acrylic latex applied with skill and concern. Treat them with the same care and maintenance methods as your domicile. They cut no corners on the ultimate finish.
The 100% cypress shingle roofs are exceptional in aesthetics and durability. The manufacturing facility has constructed special machinery that cuts a tapered, dog-eared, straited, and stone washed shingle that is exclusive to Heartwood. No one worldwide makes this shingle. (They do not vend shingles to other companies.) This is a distinctive and crowning accent to Heartwood products. Only Heartwood products include this world-class shingle!
In addition to the advanced shingles used on many of our products, they make us of 16-ounce copper sheeting for many bird houses. Again, the design, detail, and execution used give their bird houses a custom look and lifelong durability. These are not “machined,” but refined roofs fabricated with countless years of knowledge in metal fabrication. Compare Heartwood metal to any in the world. It is truly exceptional.
From development through production and finish, Heartwood products aim to be leading-edge technology with “old world” know-how. They build to last, to satisfy, and want your 100% satisfaction.