I had some left over cedar form a job so here's what I did with it a double bird house and planter.Easy to build I used a compound miter saw and a table saw but a hand saw on the cedar would cut fine.
Hope you like.
Step 1: Step 1: Materials, Tools and Equipment Used
4 feet of 1x8 cedar
8 feet of 1x6 cedar
1 9/16 drill bit
3/8 drill bit
i used 1x8 ceader to make the faces of the houses as shown in drawing the sides came out to be 5 1/4" x 26" long with the bottoms cut at a 10 degree angle.
I cut all 4 faces the same then cut the backs 3/4 inches away on the sides and bottom .Does that make since? see photos
i put a little gorilla glue where the sides meet the faces and then nailed them together. I then installed the backs 5 1/4 inches in and glued and nailed in place.
the bottom i cut to 26x5 1/4 and nailled in place this left about 1/8 inch gap on both sides for drainage you can make it tight and dtill some 1/4" holes
next the roofs. Each where a 1x6 8 3/4 long with angles to math slope of roof and the other side 3/4 inch longer
these where nailed in place no glue. you can put hindges on them for easy clean out but i don't have any trouble with thit the small finish nails
Step 8: Why Did'nt I Drill the Holes Before I Put This Together
why did'nt i drill the holes before i put this together! CRS!! oh well
this is basically a bluebird house from a chart I have the hole should be 1 9/16 inches in diameter and between 6 and 9 " from the floor.I also drilled a few 3/8 holes in the backs for ventilation
I have hung these from tree limbs before but this one i mounted on a 4x4 post with becking screws. after setting the post in the ground it's time to put in the plants. I used pansies in this one. It took quite a bit of soil to fill the planter up I then and the pansies . Spring is almost here this should fill out in a week or so and soon the bluebirds should arrive.
Thanks for looking Peace Ricky