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Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feedersby John Perkins
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Inuit author Michael Kusugak (A Promise is a Promise, Baseball Bats for Christmas) again demonstrates that he is a masterful writer. A mythological figure and traditional Inuit practices, set the backdrop for this dramatic story.
Create an amazing range of birdhouses and bird feeders with these easy-to-follow woodworking designs. Step-by-step illustrations will inspire the novice woodworker, while more complex projects will challenge those with more experience. Allashua ignores the inuksugaq as she plays hide-and-seek. Soon she encouters an Ijiraq--a tiny half-bird, half-human creature who loves to play. Allashua remembers her mother telling her that if an Ijiraaq hides you, no one will ever find you again. Eventually Ijiraq disappears and Allashua gets lost on the tundra. With no idea of which way to go, she heads toward a small block dot on a far-off hill. When Allashua realizes the dot is the inuksugaq and that it can guide her safely home, she understands the riddle of its existence.
Create an amazing range of birdhouses and bird feeders with these easy-to-follow woodworking designs. Step-by-step illustrations will inspire the novice woodworker, while more complex projects will challenge those with more experience.
Designs range from simple wooden boxes to magnificent bird mansions suitable for all outdoor spaces, from large gardens to the smallest balcony. There are plans and projects for birdhouses, nesting boxes and feeders with a list of the best materials and notes about where to locate the finished project for best results.
Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders includes: Clear step-by-step illustrations for each stage of building Exploded and technical diagrams in color for each project A wide range of projects and designs from the very easy to the ambitious
The 25 designs include: Pagoda dovecote Old fashioned clapboard house Victorian townhouse Hollow log birdhouse Thatched cottage Sailboat Miami style art deco Wild west saloon
Local songbird populations are rapidly declining, and food, shelter and safe nesting areas are urgently needed. This remarkable book is packed with great ideas plus all the woodworking drawings and howto information needed for hobbyists and birders who want to build attractive birdhouses, feeders and nesting boxes that will attract birds.
Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a small balcony to the challenge of a magnificent bird mansion for a large garden. The 25 projects appeal to a variety of tastes, ranging from a traditional Victorian townhouse, to a tonguein-cheek Wild West saloon, to a medieval tournament tent.
Each project includes: Detailed designs with acolor photo of the finished itemEasy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrationsEnlarged and technical diagrams in colorList of recommended materialsAdvice on choosing a location for best results.
A practical collection of 25 bird feeders and birdhouses anyone with basic woodworking skills can build. Included are plans, drawings and instructions as well as essential background on birds' needs and behavior.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143) and index.
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