- Takes 15 minutes.
- Only uses (1) 5 foot board.
- Easy to build.
- Easy to clean.
- Easy to mount.
(1) 5 foot board
Some screws and/or nails
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.
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.