I can find a secondary use for almost anything: an empty vodka bottle becomes an olive oil dispenser, single socks become dust rags and plastic bags have a long, useful life in my home. I had my first set of Oregon license plates just laying around and I knew I could create something cool with them. It dawned on me that the size of the license plates was perfect for a birdhouse, and if I angled them just right, I could create an A-frame style house. (I’ve always been partial to A-frames — it must be because I was born in the 70s.) Thanks to some assistance from my resident master woodworker, and voila, an A-frame bird house made out of my old license plates! Now, I haven’t seen many birds milling around it, but I also haven’t seen any bees either, so perhaps in a different climate this will actually serve a purpose other than purely an aesthetic one.