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 THIS IS VIDEO OF THE ACTUAL BIRDHOUSE IN ACTION - ONE DAY AFTER MOUNTING IN MY BACKYARD.

 
  • Takes 15 minutes. 
  • Only uses (1) 5 foot board. 
  • Easy to build. 
  • Easy to clean.
  • Easy to mount.
Step-by-step video coming soon! (still editing and hosting)


Materials List:

(1) 5 foot board
Hinge
Some screws and/or nails

Tools List:

Drill
Hammer
Saw (preferably a miter saw - but almost ANY saw will work)
A hole saw is great for the 1 1/2" opening.  If not, jigsaw or any other means you have available to make a 1 1/2" hole in a piece of wood.

Directions:

Use the provided photo of my measurements and mark out your board (you really just have to lay a tape measure along your board and mark the top row. that easy). Make those cuts  (first cut should be on a 15-degree angle, the rest will be straight cuts). Assemble as shown (you can also use nails instead of screws). Don't forget to drill the vent holes in the bottom, front, and sides. Wait for birds.

Generally, I post photo how-to's on instructables.  This will allow almost everyone to replicate whatever I make, while not taking hours for me to re-post.  For those who want detailed commentary, a few more pictures, and a step-by-step, I post all of my DIY's on my blog, DIYandSIMPLIFY.  Feel free to drop by sometime and check out all my posts.  Otherwise, you can follow along pictorally through this. 

Enjoy!
 

<p>I have different shape bird house, but your design seems better and simpler.. Nice job.</p>
<p>I found a plank of scrap wood behind the shed, and decided to put it use as a Bluebird house with these plans. It was so easy and fun that I ran to Ace and picked up supplies for another three. Now each side of the house has one!</p><p>The only thing I did different was enlarge the bottom an inch to make it a bit wider. All the other dimensions were kept the same and it worked out great. Oh, and for speed and ease, I put them together with a brad nailer and 18 ga nails.</p><p>Thanks for the Instructable!</p>
Liked your project and your video. It is an uplifting experience to observe wildlife around our yard. All creatures great and small are welcome (as long as I am not their meal).
Thanks for the comment, blkhawk. Glad I could give you some joy.<br><br>They are unbelievably beautiful creatures. It's a sweet thing to share with my daughter. She can't get enough of those birds =)

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