- Product Dimensions: 43.2 x 43.2 x 81.3 cm ; 15.9 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 15.9 Kg
- Item model number: AZ5156-VP
- ASIN: B000EUF312
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 21 2012
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Oakland Living AZ5156-VP Vineyard Bird Bath Verdi Purple
- Rust-Free Cast Aluminum and Durable Cast Iron Construction
- Hardened Powder Coated Finish in Antique Pewter for Years of Beauty
- Easy to Follow Assembly Instructions and Product Care Information
- Metal Hardware
- Some Assembly Required
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Our birdbaths are the perfect addition to any setting, bringing beauty and style to your outdoor patio, backyard, or garden. With a bowl made of rust-free cast aluminum and a base constructed of durable cast iron, this birdbath features a hardened powder coated finish for years of beauty.
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- Surface is rough, not slippery. People don't realize birds like natural surfaces too, just like us. Do you want to walk on glass or shiny surfaces?
- Instead of bowl-like design, it has a nice slope from the edge to the water, making it friendly for variety of birds.
- Maximum depth is under 2 inches. Birds don't really like to float in the water. Those deep bird baths you see can serve for drinking only.
Apart from the functionality, it looks very appealing and the parts are well made to fit each other. I've got the purplish design, but both looks nice. Heavy enough not to tip over easily, but would have loved to have a heavier or wider base (base diameter is 16") for added stability during storms.
There are some minor issues with the assembly, though not significant, but worth mentioning. The instructions are on one page and almost useless. Luckily it's not difficult to figure out which screw or washer goes where and in which order, if you're a little familiar with nuts and bolts. One modification I had to make was to cut the big bolt holding the two pipes together by about 3/16". It was way too long for the job and looked ugly even with the provided plastic cover. Or you can just align the bird bath to place the bolt at the back, away from sight. By the way, make sure that bolt is the last step in the assembly.
Time will tell how long the paint will last, but it sure looks and feels like a high quality job. I own it only a day and love it.
- Sertodo Napa Round Bottle Coaster, Hammered Copper, 5.5 inch diameter (or any copper plate, cup...etc. I chose this because I couldn't find any copper bird bath so I though I would look in the home and kitchen section and found this)
-2 BAGS, 32 oz. each of Decorative River Pebbles / Accent Stones (or what you prefer)
-Solarrific® G3017 Solar Water Fountain Kit (or any other fountain you'd prefer)
-The copper coaster to prevent the green stuff I think it's called algae?! I tried copper coins but just keep losing them, and couldn't find a real copper bird bath, and this coaster keeps algae away.
-The pebbles are to shorten the depth of the bird bath to prevent birds from downing, I purchased two of them so I have a total of four bags, used a little over two bags and the remaining are sometimes needed when cleaning the bath with time you'll need to add more pebbles.
-The fountain will move the water attracting birds and will keep mosquito away.
I level the bird bath equally with pebbles, except on the side I make it a bit higher and place the copper coaster on top of it, and cover it with pebbles for butterflies and bees to drink without drowning, making sure water reaches the coaster and covers it but doesn't cover the pebbles placed on the coaster.
For the fountain, I don't use the attachments, so the water height is very short about an inch I guess. I just want the water to be moving so this does the trick, I also purchased (Bamboo Accents 7-in. Adjustable Spout and Pump Fountain Kit) not yet installed, it does come with fountain pump but it's not solar. Will update once installed.
Here's how I clean my bird bath:
I remove the fountain pump, throw all the pebbles in an old/not wanted anymore colander/strainer, wash the bird bath with water only, wipe with paper towel. For the pebbles I rinse them with my garden hose with water only and place them back in the bird bath.
I can't say if they're using it yet or if they are still headng for the concrete tub. It does have a slightly slippery feel to its surface. I know the squirrels drink out of it, and birds often take a long time to accept something new.