This is a See Thru Birdhouse I made with up-cycled pallets and an old CD case. After completion, you'll have a sweet birdhouse that will let you see the activity inside!
I built this birdhouse without glue, because I read it can take up to a year for birds to move in due to the smell, and I just didn't want to wait that long!
Here's what you'll need:
-hole saw kit
Step 1: Make your window
Remove the cover from an old CD case. CAREFULLY bend the edges forward. There will be a quick SNAP, and hopefully you'll have a clean break (It took me two tries). Sand down edges if necessary.
Next, use a drill to make a small hole in each corner.
Step 2: Cut the planks
I used some pallet planks for the birdhouse construction. The plank I used was 6" wide, and about a 1/2" thick. Using a ruler, I marked the plank at 5", 10", 15", and 20". This gave me four 6" X 5" pieces for the walls. I then measured and cut the front panel of the house so that it would fit snugly inside the interior of the walls when put together. It measured 4.5" squared.
Step 3: Cut out the entrance
I will be making the hole 1.5" wide (Suitable for small birds).
Mark the center point of two adjacent sides of the 4.5" squared piece. Draw a horizontal line between the two points. Make a vertical line from corner to corner, making a cross. Measure 1.5" down from the horizontal line, and make a second horizontal line. Finally, make two more vertical lines 3/4" from the center vertical line.
You should now have a box drawn. Find the center of the box by making an X from corner to corner. [X]
You now have the center point for your bird entrance. Use a drill and 1.5" hole saw to cut the hole out.
Skip the hassle and eyeball it!