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Yardbirds ®
6228 Strawberry Lane
Louisville, KY 40214

800-828-9247
502-637-8752
502-637-8755 (fax)

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ABOUT US

My father and I created the first Yardbird over 20 years ago in Jamestown, Kentucky. He spent most of his career making things out of metal, including farm gates and large satellite dishes. We began talking about all the things you could make with scrap materials and, after experimenting with things around our own home, the first Yardbird was born. People instantly loved them as much as we did, so we began creating Yardbirds® full-time.


Now, Yardbirds are made in Louisville, KY. We try to use overrun, discontinued, rejected, and scrap materials as much as possible...in fact, most of the pieces on this site are made from scrap parts that were once in a transmission or other part of a vehicle.I think that Yardbirds are a great way to contribute to the good of the environment. They save rejected metal parts from ending up in a landfill and they beautify homes and yards everywhere!


I am very proud to say that all Yardbirds are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I am a juried member of Kentucky Crafted, C.R.A.F.T (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow) and the American Craft Council.


For me, creating Yardbirds turns work into fun! Each Yardbird is unique, whimsical, and guaranteed to bring pleasure to its owner. A Yardbird is a great conversation piece because of the recognizable parts. Parts such as sun gears, spyder gears and different sorts of transmission chains are used in the creation of these awesome critters!


Important Information: These pieces naturally rust with age. If kept indoors, treat them with a clear acrylic enamel spray, like Krylon® or Rustoleum®.


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