About the birds

Finding that special birthday, wedding or retirement gift is never easy. Especially one that is hand made in Britain. This is where Birds Unlimited can help. I have been hand carving birds from solid English hard woods since 1993.

The birds are designed to hang from the ceiling and come in 79cm (31") and 97cm (38") wingspans. The birds are made to fly by a gentle pull on the hand made lace bobbin that hangs from the body. They are of a stylised form based on the seagull and were inspired by the book 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' by Richard Bach.

Each set of wings is cut from a solid piece of hard wood that has been seasoned for up to three years. Each bird is hand carved from solid wood, not steam bent, so that the lines of the grain follow the contours of the wing. The wings are smoothed and the top of the wings chamfered to the back edge to give a more realistic and pleasing effect. The body is sanded in a similar way using various grades of abrasive paper. Each pair of wings is then individually balanced with the body as each bird has it's own weight and characteristics. A lacquer is brushed on to seal the grain and after further sanding a wax polish is applied to finish the bird.

At present I have most of the woods as shown on my price list available. They are individually boxed and packaged for easy storage and postage. There is no minimum order charge and postage and packing is included to mainland U.K. destinations.