Build an inexpensive bird house at your local techshop
Step 1: Bill of Materials
Collect your materials:
Eighteen:1 1⁄2” wood screws
Step 2: Mill Your Stock
Using the plainer joiner, mill your stock to a 1/2"
Step 3: Cut the Following Pieces
Using the table saw or circle saw, cut out pieces of the following dimensions: \
Cut the 1x6 into three lengths:
10” (for the back),
6 1⁄2” (for the front),
6 1⁄2” (for the roof).
Cut a 15 degree angle on one end of both of the 6 1⁄2” sections.
Step 4: Drilling
Using a hand drill, pre-drill all of the screw holes to pre- vent the wood from splitting, and drill two holes at the top for mounting. Using the drill-press drill out a 1” hole for the entrance.
Step 5: Assembly
Assemble by screwing all of the pieces together. For seasonal cleaning, remove the four front screws to open up the box.Hang your completed birdhouse in a protected, yet visible spot so you can observe and enjoy the birds that it attracts.