Synopses & Reviews
Birdhouse projects are very satisfying, making them popular with both avid and amateur woodworkers. They can be assembled quickly and with inexpensive materials. And while they are not high furniture, the finished project is on constant display for all to see. This book features birdhouses designed to not only look natural--with careful wood selection and an unobtrusive appearance--but fits the house to the bird itself, addressing the needs of individual species. The feeding requirements of various types of birds are also discussed, with an examination of the best ways to present food to them. And for those who want more challenging projects, several colorful and whimsical birdhouse designs are presented.
A Nature-Friendly Way to Attract and House Birds
Birdhouses are a favorite project among woodworkers. Made of inexpensive materials, they are quick to build and a pleasure for the whole neighborhood. Easy to Build Birdhouses includes 26 fun projects for woodworkers of all skill levels.
Part 1 talks about construction basics, wood grain, doors and access, proper drainage and ventilation, interiors, materials and hardware, paint and stain, and house mounting and support methods. It also addresses birdhouse placement and how to attract birds.
Part 2 shows how to make birdhouses using natural materials to help them blend in with their surroundings.
Part 3 shows how to make bird feeders that help attract birds.
Part 4 provides examples of colorful and whimsical birdhouses, like a lighthouse and a Cape Cod bungalow, that are a little more advanced.