Someone gave me a lot of scrap oak wood pieces, remaining from a parquet floor. All about 7 x 13 cm. It took a while to get an idea what to do with this. I thought of this design, and I made several bird houses and bird feeders. Everybody around me wants one. May be you do too. Here are some instructions
Step 1: Material
You will need:
thirteen hardwood(?) boards about 7x13 cm
Two metall wire circles 20 cm diameter (can be bought ready made or made from some 2,5 mm garden wire)
Two wood discs 20 cm diameter
A small piece of wooden stick (for the bird to sit on)
paracord (or iron wire) to connect all parts
some metal wire scraps
A drill to make holes (including one to make a 30 mm hole)
Step 2: Drill
Drill hole in the corners of all 13 boards. Best use a 6 mm drill. You do not have to be to precise. The threading allows some tolerance without being to obvious.
Step 3: Thread
Thread all 13 boards to the first circle. Paracord is the most decorative material to do this, but I used wire on other birdhouses as well. Pull the string through the first hole. Go round the Iron wire of the circle and point it back through the same hole. *Then pull the tread through the second board, and the second hole of the first board. Again round trhe iron wire of the circle. Repeat the steps from "*" until all boards are attached. End with a knot to connect both ends of the cord. First photo shows the top side. All other photo's show the other side.
At first I tried to prevent the paracord from fringing with some cellotape, but melting the fringes together with a match proved to be the better way.
Step 4: Shape
Pull all boards upward in a barrel shape. Take a second piece of paracord and thread the second wire circle to the boards in the same way as the previous step. Ans like the previous step knot the end together.