Do you want to surprise your friends? This is a nice nest box you want to have near you on the terrace, because it isn't what it looks like. Is it really a nest box..... or is it a secret 'drinking' box? Nice as a give away!

What do you need:

Deal-wood (16mm thick), sawed in the following sizes:
1x 40cm x 13.5cm (rear)
2x 30 cm x 13.5 cm (sides)
1x 25 cm x 13.5 cm (top)
2x 15 cm x 13.5 cm (front)
1x 10.5 cm x 13.5 cm (bottom) (not on the image)

1x 10 x 12 mm (diameter) stick
2x piano hinge (13 cm)

12x 3.5 mm x 35 mm screws
5x 3.0 mm x 20 mm screws

2x shot glasses (bottom 35 mm diameter)
liquor bottles

hole saw (35 mm)
drill (3mm)
drill (min. 5 mm) or a countersink
drill (12mm) 
wood Glue
waterproof marker
pillar drill
tape measure
cordless drill

Step 1: Saw the Planks in the Right Sizes

Saw the deal-wood board into the following pieces:

1x 40cm x 13.5cm (rear)
2x 30 cm x 13.5 cm (sides)
1x 25 cm x 13.5 cm (top)
2x 15 cm x 13.5 cm (front)
1x 10.5 cm x 13.5 cm (bottom) (not on the image)
uitstekend idee
For the non Dutch speaking people. <br>The word 'pimpelmees' on the box means 'Blue Tit' or in Latin Cyanistes caeruleus. It's a bird... But in Dutch the word pimpel(en) is slang for drinking alcoholic bevarages. <br>So translated it means 'Drinking Tit'.
So any softwood will be ok to use?
You can use any wood. The only thing is, that some wood is better to use outside then others. Or you can paint it.
I like it, but how do you stop the squirrels nicking your gin? I hate drunk squirrels, partying all night and singing their drunken squirrel songs. And don't get me started on the pigeons!
Better than my nest box :-) Nice &amp; easy project, good work! <br> <br>@Agulesin: The hole is the bottom of the top shot glass <br> <br>
What happens if a bird goes in and makes a nest on top of your bottles? then you couldn't disturb it if you wanted a tipple... ;-) or is the hole just a black circle?
Nice idea. But a stranger could drink your &quot;juice&quot;.
Wouldn't it be hidden in plain sight?
Thanks! Keep it in your backyard and no stranger could drink it!
The is awful! I have always wondered why birds have rehabilitation centers, now I know. Some birds just want to stay clean, buy a nest and raise eggs without the added pressure of accidentally flying into a hidden bottle of booze. Shameful. Nice instructable though.
Cool! - For further secrecy you could site it up a tree, but probably fall out when you've emptied it... Interesting that you use the term 'Deal-wood' as my woodwork teacher at school (40 years ago... erm... cough) used that term (or Deal) for standard softwood as found in the timber yards since then nobody I've discussed it with has heard of it, what you are using looks like Douglas Fir?
It's because I didn't know the English word for it. It's called 'vurenhout' in dutch. I've guess it's the wood from the &quot;Picea abies&quot;.
Ah, Norwegian Spruce, it looks darker in the pics. Good work.
Perfect for the alcoholic on your xmas list
Pretty sure you are Bob's less successful and clearly bitter relative... So drink up buddy!
Hehe, nice to give as a present. Or receive it of course!
great idea...now don't have to hide ( things ) behind the lamp...lol...
Or you should make a lamp with a hidden compartment.
This is very clever.
Great idea! Hiding in plain sight!
You have a killer drill press; why not just use a Forstner bit for the flat bottomed hole instead of the hole saw bit and chisel method? Great instructable by the way!
Thanks for the tip. I don't have a Forstner bit. But I might be handy!
What a lovely 'ible. That was fun!
You're welcome.
je bent een genie!!!!!!!!!!!
Dank je wel!
Really neat idea!

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