I hate throwing things away. It is seriously hard for me to thrown anything out that I think I just might, someday, some year, be able to use for some thing. My husband is the opposite from me in that respect. If it's broke, chunk it, if we don't use it donate or else chunk it. I have actually dug a couple things out of the trash that he has thrown out! How bad and sad is that? Digging through my own trash! We import hand carved furniture by the container load. In this business it is not uncommon to receive some damaged pieces. My husband literally will just toss them into the trash dumpster but I...I really can't do it. He usually does this when I'm not there. I managed to keep a few pieces this time and although they've hung around the warehouse for a looong time I finally got inspiration (from many bloggers and especially Miss Mustard Seed ) to go for it! One of the pieces we received damaged was a 7' tall birdcage. The cage is about 32-34"