AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - At 91 years old you would think Bill Wilkinson would be slowing down, but it looks like he's just getting started.
"I used to do chair caning and furniture finishing when I retired," said Wilkinson.
Wilkinson always enjoyed woodworking. In the early 90's it led him to something he still loves doing today.
"I didn't have anything here, like a hobby, so I bought a few tools and started making birdhouses."
Wilkinson has a passion for creating custom birdhouses. He doesn't sell them. He just gives them away.
"Normally it takes a week to build one. They don't take too long to put together, it's usually the painting that takes a while with three colors. In the last two years I've probably given away 150 of them," Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson even made us a special County Road 12 birdhouse. Orange and Blue always seems to be a popular color to use for the Auburn resident, but he says he'll still make some crimson and white bird houses for all those Alabama fans too.
But there's a catch.
"When I make the Alabama ones, here's what I put on the bottom," Wilkinson said.
When you lift it up you'll see the bottom is orange and blue. He's got quite a sense of humor and is a popular fella in the senior community he lives in. He was just voted prom king. So how does he do it?
"What really keeps me young, I have a Martini every night," Wilkinson said.