It all started about six years ago when Jon Eygabroat made a wooden bird house for his father. Then he made a similar one for a friend and brought it into the Naples Hotel.
“Everybody saw it and it blew up from there,” Eygabroat said.
Since then, Eygabroat has made and sold scores of bird houses along with dozens of other structures built with locally-sourced logs, grape vines and wood pieces. From lawn ornaments to bird feeders and bat houses, bar stools and benches, Eygabroat keeps coming up with new ideas that he puts to action in a basement shop at his home at 176 S. Main St.