Introduction: DIY Nuthatch Birdhouse
These are the instructions step by step on how to build a DIY nuthatch bird house
Step 1: Make the Right Outlines for Your Cuts
You need these shapes:
14in x 7in rectangle (base)
9in x 7in rectangle (roof)
8in x 7in rectangle (floor)
2x 11.3in base x 5.65in height triangles (walls)
Step 2: Make Your Cuts
Cut out all of the shapes from the previous step, try to make your cuts as straight as possible. The best tool to use would be a circular saw. You cut on the lines and watch the blade to control your cut.
Step 3: Line Up Your Base and Walls
Center your base and walls, so that your walls are in the center of your base. the wall should be 1 and 1/4in away from each edge of the the base.
Step 4: Drill Your Pilot Holes
Drill4 11/32in pilot holes in your base and walls 1 and 1/2in from the end points on your walls or 2 and 3/4in. Then put 1in screws in each of the 4 holes.
Step 5: Screw on Your Walls
Screw your walls to your base using 4 1in screws.
Step 6: Drill Pilot Holes in the 4 Corners of the Floor
Drill 4 11/32in pilot holes in each corner of the floor about a 1/2in away from the corner.
Step 7: Screw on the Floor
Screw on the floor using the pilot holes you made use 4 1in screws.
Step 8: Connect the Lid
Screw the hinges to the lid and to the wall
Step 9: Set Up Your Closing Method
Drill a 1/4in hole and glue a in 1.5in thread dowel perpendicular to the wall.
Step 10: Cut Out a Notch to Go Around the Dowel
Cut a 3/4in notch that goes around the dowel.
Step 11: Add Weather Stripping to the Edge of the Lid
Add 3/8in weather stripping to every edge of the lid
Step 12: Stain and Mount Your Bird House
Stain your bird house a color of choice and mount the bird house on a tree using a screw and mounting bracket