"Bats signify a healthy green garden" Help out with the preservation of bats with this bat box capable of housing 50 bats, that can be made in just over an hour.
Just before mothers day, I had a little spare time to cobble together a nice little bat box for my mother who had been pestering the whole family to get her one.
There are 18 bat species here in the UK all of them are endangered; they are no bigger than the size of your hand, the largest is about the same size as a Walnut.
So with a little spare time, some scrap wood recycled from an old desk (in my case), you can make yourself a nice professional bat box that looks just like an expensive store bought one.
Law protects bats and their roosts, it is illegal to kill, injure or take a wild bat, or intentionally or recklessly damage, destroy or obstruct access to a bat roost.
This Instructable uses power tools that can seriously injure, maim and even kill if handled with stupidity.
First I'd like to say thanks to those who commented, oh and the feature.
I'll be making a new bat box later next month, probably with a new design as I like to do stuff like that.
Other than that I'll try and upload my instructions for my DIY Telescope/Microscope compact camera holder.
Step 1: Things you will need
Tools and Machinery
Crosscut / Mitre Saw (Crosscut recommended)
Table or band saw
Pencil & rubber
If your shed is anything like my dad's you'll probably find everything there
Note: When I do measurements I usually do it in millimetres in the following format Length 1 x Length 2 x Depth
So 20 x 120 x 2cm would be 20cm by 120cm with a thickness of 2cm.
Untreated Wood: 20 x 120 x 2cm (No excuses! Has to be untreated! )
Nails (thin but long ones)
Clout Nails (Pictured)
Odourless Glue (No excuses! Has to be Odourless! )