French birdcage



 This is a pattern of a grandiose birdcage of French origin in victorian style. The proportions of the original project were impressive, around 180 cm (71 inches) tall without the spire. During the restoration I have adapted it so that it can be made in different sizes without compromising the final quality. You will have to calculate the largest scale you can work with your tools before starting. The original birdcage had two doors but this is of course easy to modify. When properly completed the result is difficult to describe with words. I can imagine it decorating a large victorian greenhouse.

 The pattern is printed to make the birdcage with 1/8 inches wood or with 3 mm. wood, but of course it can be resized at will. This table gives the measures of the birdcage depending on the wood thickness you use:

  Height (inc. spire) Diameter (total) Diameter (cage)
1/8 in. wood 40 in. 20 in. 13.1 in.
3/16 in. wood 60 in. 30 in. 20 in.
1/4 in. wood 80 in. 40 in. 26.2 in.
3 mm. wood 97 cm. 40.4 cm. 26.6 cm.
4 mm. wood 129 cm. 54 cm. 35.5 cm.
5 mm. wood 162 cm. 67.3 cm. 44.3 cm.
6 mm. wood 194 cm. 80.8 cm. 53.2 cm.
8 mm. wood 258 cm. 108 cm. 71 cm.

   Please note that this pattern is registered and copyrighted. If you would like to have it I offer it for 18 € plus shipping. The pattern is computer made, which provides total precision, and nicely printed for convenient scrolling. Click here to buy this pattern. Write me to info@finescrollsaw.com for any questions.

This picture has been kindly sent by Martien van der Els from the Netherlands.


 This picture has kindly been sent by Adel Chabaane from Tunisia.

 Picture courtesy of Ester Arditi from Israel.

 This picture has kindly been sent by Dieter Voss from Germany.


This picture has kindly been sent by Natalia Ananieva from Ireland. This cage is made with sugar.

This picture has kindly been sent by Basilio Nieto Díaz from Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain. This picture has been kindly sent by Eliane Mermin from France. 

This picture has been sent by Pavel Markov from Ukraine.


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