Nikiski hardware store gets a birdhouse-craze going in a time of social distancing


Nikiski Hardware and Supply knows that Alaskans are cooped up at home, and their kids are too.

They’ve got a solution for that — building a birdhouse is a family project that takes few tools and will result in something useful and memorable at the same time.

And here you can watch a guy in a kilt and his kid put it together in 15 seconds in a bright-idea Facebook promotion, showing how some Alaska businesses are thinking outside the box during this time of COVID-19.

We found out from John Quick, one of the partners in the store, that it’s all shot with an iPhone and that you can even call ahead and pick up the birdhouse kit curbside, all sawed to perfection by Jon Douglas, one of his partners and the kilted star of this promo. You can also order it online, as many dozens of Alaskans already have.

The best part comes with the last 10 seconds of the very homey video. We won’t spoil it for you:


  1. Love it. I hope he has back orders soon! Good thinking outside of the “box” for things to do with the fam.

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