October 2, 2012
Building a bird house is an easy way to pass the time if one is interested in this type of hobby. Although it is a fun and effective way to let your creative juices flow, there is one important fact that a person should know if they intend to actually have birds occupy their house. Different bird species prefer different living areas. For example, Robins don’t need a house at all; they only need a platform that they can build a nest on. With this knowledge, someone with the right mindset and the right tools can build homes for many types of birds.
Now it time to start getting the proper materials ready. The first material that should be prepared is the proper type of wood. The type of wood can be any type of wood, but the longest lasting woods are redwood and cedar. The size of the piece of lumber should be 1”x6”x6’ Then, prepare the proper nails, screws and hinges. Once that is done, the tools should be acquired. The first tool that will be needed is a ruler in order to measure the wood. The second tool that you will need is a screwdriver. After that, you need a hammer, a drill, and drill bits.
The second step is to start the actual preparation of the wood. This particular setup will be for a basic birdhouse. First, start off by measuring the wood in sections to ensure that the bird house will be made correctly. The sides and front should be measured out to 9 inches, the back the back 13 1/2 inches, the roof 8 ¼ inches, and the floor 4 inches. Now, double check the measurement and cut the wood with the saw that was previously acquired and sand the edges of the wood until they are smooth.
The Third Step is to begin putting the Birdhouse together. Begin by putting the bottom and one side together. Using the drill bits, make one hole that is slightly smaller than the width of your nails on each side of the wood about 1 inch away from the edge. The making of these holes...