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Birdhouses are not that difficult to make. However adding a touch of flare can be fun, creative and inexpensive.

This project utilized used( clean of grout) and mismatched tiles  as well as grout that were reclaimed from the Habitat For Humanity Store. Not only is it good for the environment that this material did not go to landfill, and I helped out a great organization fund housing projects for the less fortunate. Ideally, I would have preferred using reclaimed wood to make the birdhouse but time was not on my side. I opted for purchasing a cheap house from the dollar store. Future houses will be reclaimed.

Step 1: Build or buy birdhouse

I would have liked to build my own bird house out of reclaimed wood but I ran out of time. When i had gone to The Habitat For Humanity store they did not have any wood that was thin enough for my purpose and I did not have time to return another day. So, I opted for buying a cheap house from the dollar store and modify it to be habitat friendly.
<p>This is a really unique idea for a bird house, I'm sure it would draw the attention of all the birds in the area. I've been wanting a really cool birdhouse for my backyard, I've been looking on http://www.glogifts4everyone.com/np1-listing-dept-30060 to see what kind of things would work best, but it's so hard to make a decision when they all look so cool. I can't wait much longer, I love the sound of bird songs, it'll be awesome to have it in my own backyard.</p>
<p>Thank you, I am so glad you like it. I hope you try your hand at finishing one for yourself as spring is right around the corner.</p><p>Lynne</p>
Dont forget to have drainage so birds don't drown if rain gets in
Since the bottom flap is actually a door. The water cannot collect. It just drains through the cracks. However I thank you for bringing this to mention.
I love this! But just a word of advice to anyone who builds this... some birds have a toxic reaction to paint/primer when used inside bird houses. Make sure your paint is non toxic and completely dry before you hang the house!
I will add a comment to the instructable stating so. Thank you for the information.
I will add a comment to the instructable stating so. Thank you for the information.
Love it! It's great that you added all of the steps to make sure birds will actually use it, and for more than one year. :)
Thank you. I don't see the point in putting up a birdhouse if it's not going to be used over and over again. I hope I inspired a few people to follow suit :)
Odd question, but, what did you put those multiple images with captions together with?
not odd at all...lol. I won a computer program with the Dream it Draw it contest. It's called Sketchbook Pro 6. You can check out a free trial version here http://www.autodesk.com/products/sketchbook-pro/free-trial
Oh, cool, thanks.
your welcome :)

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