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Adding character to birdhouses brings them to life


December 9, 2021

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

In his retirement, Seeley Lake resident Ted Lockwood has made more than 200 wooden birdhouses and bird feeders with animal and people faces. These functional creations add character to anyone's property.

SEELEY LAKE – You can't help but notice all the characters hanging out around Ted Lockwood's yard behind the Chicken Coop. From donkeys and bears to old men and even a peeping Tom, there are wooden characters in every corner. While some feed and house the birds, others hold the hose and still others are just for looks, they all are unique and handmade by Lockwood in his little "Man Shop." He hopes each piece brings as much joy to others as it has to him.

Lockwood's father Marvin was a finish carpenter. He started making wooden trash cans with their neighbor Nolan Anderson in Ronan, Montan...

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