Easy DIY Birdhouse
Making a birdhouse doesn't have to be difficult. You can make this birdhouse using a single pine board and just a few tools.
- One 5-foot 1- x 6-inch No. 2 pine board
- 1-5/8-inch galvanized deck screws
- 2-inch galvanized finishing nails
- Power drill
- Appropriate-size spade bit
- Hand saw
Using the full width of the 1-inch x 6-inch board, cut out the pieces as shown in the board layout diagram.
Next, attach the front to the sides with 1-5/8-inch deck screws. Predrill the holes in the front piece to prevent the wood from splitting. After nesting season when it’s time to clean out the birdhouse, remove these screws for easy access.
Then, attach the back to the sides with 2-inch finishing nails. Predrill the holes, making sure each one is straight. Cut about 1/2 inch off each corner of the floor for drainage.
Recess the floor 1/4 inch up from the bottom of the house, then attach it with 2-inch finishing nails from the sides and back. Do not nail the floor from the front or you won’t be able to open it for cleaning.
!Lastly, Attach the roof to the sides with 1-5/8-inch deck screws. Paint or decorate the birdhouse if desired!
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