Synopses & Reviews
Here is a complete, down-to-the-last-detail guide for building attractive, sturdy, and genuinely inhabitable wooden birdhouses that will add a touch of natural beauty to garden, backyard, or anywhere else they are placed. Step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and many helpful illustrations and tables are included. All designs can be adapted to the use of simple hand tools―saw, hammer, screwdriver―making these projects ideal for woodworkers of all ages and levels of experience.
Includes clear, easy-to-follow coverage for these topics: the selection of woods, helpful construction tips and techniques, hanging and supporting birdhouses, inspection and cleaning, proper placement, construction of pest guards, and much more.
More than just a collection of projects, this complete guide shows not only how to construct birdhouses, but also how to insure that birds will actually be able to nest in them. It even shows how to attract specific species: bluebirds, doves, finches, swallows, and many others. Included is much valuable and practical information not found in the usual craft book: nesting requirements for each species, proper size of entrance holes, data on the habitats and behavior of particular types of birds, and more.
The rewards and satisfaction of building your own well-designed, durable birdhouse make this book a welcome addition to the library of the experienced craftsman as well as beginning and intermediate woodworkers.
Original Dover (1983) publication.
Detailed instructions, illustrations, and tables for 7 design projects. Also data on bird habitat and instinct patterns. Bibliography. 3 tables. 63 illustrations in 15 figures.
Expert and inexpensive guide to building 7 wooden birdhouses includes detailed coverage of wood selection, hanging and supporting birdhouses, inspection and cleaning, proper placement, attracting specific species, construction of pest guards, and more. Step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams. Only simple hand tools are needed! 63 illustrations.
Detailed instructions, illustrations, tables for 7 design projects. Also data on bird habitat and instinct patterns. Bibliography. 3 tables. 63 illustrations in 15 figures.
Table of Contents
I. Construction Basics
Tools of the Trade
Designing the Roof
Drainage and Ventilation
Construction Tips and Techniques
II. The Proper Bird and Birdhouse-The Housing Charts
III. Detailed Design Suggestions
Great Crested Flycatcher
IV. Final Placement of the Birdhouse
The Easiest Birds to Attract
General Site-Selection Suggestions
Methods of Hanging and Supporting Houses
When to Place
A Final Word