Yardbirds

Yardbirds Richard
My medium is metal sculpture. I use mostly scrap and recycled parts to create my metal birds, critters, dogs, and cats. Some of the materials I use include garden tools, car parts, farm implements, bicycle parts, and mufflers. 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!

Dad and I created the first Yardbird in August of 1991 in Jamestown, Kentucky. Dad has spent most of his career making things from metal. The first bird came about from our talking about and tinkering with scrap materials. People instantly loved them!

I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a lifelong resident of Kentucky, and a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and the American Craft Council. - Richard Kolb
  • Yardbirds Bird, Blue Bird RD1339 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    Here is another offering from the growing cabinet line. Cute. A cabinet knob is the body. Average measurement 5.5" tall, 3" deep, with a wing span of 5". We'll pick a nice one.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us. Shipping to Canada $10. Difference charged after checkout.

    $22.50
  • Yardbirds Bird, Cardinal RD893

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    Here is another offering from the growing cabinet line. Cute. A cabinet knob is the body. Measures 5.5" tall, 3" deep, with a wing span of 5". We'll pick a nice one from the dozen we have.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us. Shipping to Canada $10. Difference charged after checkout.

    $22.50
  • Yardbirds Bird, Cockatiel Wine Caddy RD896 SOLD

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    Bottle Hugging Cockatiel Wine Holder
    He's in love with his bottle of wine. This is a thoughtful gift for a bird lover, who also happens to enjoy their wine. Measures 8" tall, 7.75" wide and 10" deep. Bottle is not included. You can find a better one :) 

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    Ships for $8.  We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and the actual combined shipping.
    $79.00
  • Yardbirds Bird, Hatchling RD860 SOLD

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    How cute is he? This hungry hatchling is 4.5" tall, 4" wide and deep. You receive the bird pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $27.00
  • Yardbirds Bird, Paperweight RD375 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    Here's a handy bird. He can be a beautiful garden accent, or put to work as a paperweight. 4.5"T x 6"deep x 3" across front. You receive the bird pictured.

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    Ships for $6. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $22.50
  • Yardbirds Bird, Parrot Knock Knock RD1004 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    Knock Knock pieces utilize "seconds" door knobs as the body. This parrot is 8.75" tall, 6" across the feet, and 4.25" deep.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. Credit applied after checkout once package is prepared.
    $39.00
  • Yardbirds Bird, Pelican Bike Chain RD1097 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality. All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    For the bird lovers. A baby pelican. Measures 3.5" tall, 3" wide, 2.5" long. You receive the bird pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $21.50
  • Yardbirds Bird, Roadrunner RD766 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    New to Yardbirds, it's an adorable roadrunner in full stride. 11.5" long, 4.5" wide and 5.5" tall.

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    Ships for $7. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $37.00
  • Yardbirds Bird, Small RD184 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality. All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    For the bird lovers. A baby bird of unknown species. Measures 8" tall, 7" wide, 4.5" deep. You receive the bird pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.

    $24.00
  • Yardbirds Bug, Doodle RD189 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away." Cute and clever,

    Doodle Bug is made from scrap and rejected rocker arms, nuts, and steel balls. 5"L x 6"W x 8"T

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    Ships for $7. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $29.00
  • Yardbirds Bug, Hookah Pillar RD857 SOLD

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    I know exactly what you were thinking. "Golly, I wish I could find a caterpillar and a hookah in one place." Well, call Uncle Cecil with the good news! Now you have his birthday present. The piece measures 5.75" tall, 7" long and 2" deep. NOTE:  I did not retake the photo for this guy. If you need to know the exact one we have, please contact us and we'll shoot you a photo.

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    Ships for $7.  We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and the actual combined shipping.Credit applied after checkout once package is packed. Ships to Canada for $33. No kidding. That's USPS international priority mail with tracking. Difference charged after checkout and prior to shipping.

    $45.00
  • Yardbirds Bug, Ladybug RD794 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away." Cute and clever,

    A cabinet knob and a reject bushing reducer are used to make the body of this happy little ladybug! 4"L x 3.5"W x 4.5"T. You receive the bug pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $27.00
  • Yardbirds Cat, Business Card Holder RD295 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    It's a cute little pet that does double duty as a business card holder. Perfect gift for the vet or cat lover. Measures 5" x 5" x 7.5".

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. But, should you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping.
    $45.00
  • Yardbirds Cat, Catsanova RD1338 SOLD

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY!

    I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    They may be little, but they are full of personality, for sure. Measures about 7" tall, 5" long, and 8" wide. You receive the cat pictured.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we'll credit your card the difference between what out cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after check out once package is prepared. Shipping to Canada is $18, with the difference being charged after checkout.

    $49.00
  • Yardbirds Cat, Chubby Nut Sleepy RD783 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality. All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY!

    I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    They may be little, but they are full of personality, for sure. Measures about 6" tall, 6" long, and 3.5" across the paws. You receive the cat pictured.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we'll credit your card the difference between what out cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after check out once package is prepared. Ships to Canada for $18. Difference charged after checkout.

    $45.00
  • Yardbirds Cat, Chubby Nuts Cat RD561 SOLD

    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; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way a simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

    All Yardbirds® are proudly HANDCRAFTED in KENTUCKY! I believe the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that’s what Yardbirds® are all about- happiness! - Richard

    Since they are made from recycled materials each bird or critter is slightly imperfect, but lovable all the same. All of our Junkyard Dogs & Cats are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that’s their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they’ll never run away."

    For the cat lover without a garden, this little guy will be a nice addition to the window ledge. Measures about 6.5"x4"x6" (WLH).

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    Ships for $6. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase multiple items, we will credit your card for the difference between what the cart charged you on checkout and actual shipping. If we mess up and don't charge enough - well, that's on us.
    $39.00