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 :)
- a Lasercutter
- Plywood (4mm)
- Acrylic glass (4-6mm)
- 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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