Laser-Cut Birdhouse With Window




Introduction: Laser-Cut Birdhouse With Window

Well, as you can see I made a birdhouse this spring and if you like it, too, you're welcome to make one yourself :)

You'll need:

  • a Lasercutter
  • Plywood (4mm)
  • Acrylic glass (4-6mm)
  • Glue
  • 6 Magnets: ⌀ 6 mm x 1 mm
  • 1 Wooden Plug
  • Wood Stain

Step 1: Lasercutting

At first you have to cut the Wood and Glass Parts. I attached the .svg-files, everything you'll need is in them.
Red Lines: Cut
Black Lines: Engrave

Step 2: Attaching the Magnets

The next step is a little bit tricky. This will be the "backdoor" where you can open the birdhouse to clean it after the birds left. I used magnets here, because, well I had some magnets here and I liked the idea.

You'll have to drill some holes for the magnets in the two wood parts as you can see in the image.
Be careful not to drill completely through the wood!

Afterwards you can glue the magnets in the holes. Be careful again to place the poles in the right direction!

Step 3: Gluing Together Everything

So now it's time to glue everything together. I think it should be clear, which part belongs where. Also you can see it in the pictures :)

Step 4: Glazing

When the glue is dry (2-3 days later) you should glaze the outside of your birdhouse with woodstain. I made 3 layers and waited 1 day inbetween each time to let it get dry.

Now it's ready. You can attach some hooks for hanging it up, otherwise you can attach a stick on the bottom to set it up in your garden.

Maybe I will upload some fotos of the glazed, finished birdhouse.

Have fun :)

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    5 years ago

    wow~ warm-hearted project. I want to see that some birds use your "BnB for bird".


    6 years ago

    awesome! You might want to put some black tape on the window while the birds move in. Once they live there and lay eggs you can remove it again :) It would be a shame if they didnt want to move in, because it felt too open?
    maybe im too worried, cause its an awesome idea! I want to see the birds! Please post pictures of them when they live there! :)


    Reply 6 years ago

    I definitely will post pictures! And I'm very happy that you like it :)
    I also thought about adding some kind of curtain, so that the little birds aren't disturbed all the time.
    I think the problem this year was that I hung it up too late this spring. It was at the end of the nest building season. So I hope I'll be more lucky next year and get a breeding bird :)


    Reply 6 years ago

    thats a great idea :)


    6 years ago

    The window on the back is awesome! Everyone wants to see the birds inside the birdhouse (especially the baby birds!) so this is perfect!