My husband built this birdhouse/terrarium for me for Christmas. I had seen them in some catalogs and at a florist here in town and admired them. Because I love birdhouses and plants, it was a perfect gift! He made it out of cedar, used a walnut stain, then a black stain over that. He put copper in the bottom of it to catch any drips. I have been keeping the lid open and the plants are doing pretty well.