Mistake #3 – Use Wood from a Scrap Pile?
I hope you enjoyed what you have read here and if you are further interested in building fancy birdhouses, feel free to let you imagine run wild!
Bird watching is a fun, inexpensive activity for families. You can reserve a special space for bird feeders anywhere in your yard, and throughout the year watch the variety of birds that come to visit. If your child is a little older and can handle hammer, nails and glue there are a large variety of plans for birdhouses that kid can make available for free all over the internet. Usually the provider of the plans can tell you what age group the project is best suited for. Your library is a superb source of blueprints for many types of nest boxes. In addition, your state wildlife or provincial wildlife department or boy or girl scout troupe may offer free, or inexpensive waxed cardboard bluebird boxes, which only require folding to create a sturdy little structure.
If you want to make the construction very smooth, I strongly suggest you get your hands on quality martin birdhouse plans. With excellent working diagrams as well as easy to follow instructions, you can be sure to finish the project in the least time possible.
Another idea is to build a nesting shelf for barn swallows, robins or phoebes. These can be made from any wooden box that does not have a lid and that is roughly the size of a shoebox. All this shelf needs is a hook that is situated so that the rectangular box can hang vertically. The birds will naturally roost and build their nests in the open cavity. This type of “open” birdhouse can easily be nailed to a tree, fence post or front porch.
Building a birdhouse can be a fun and rewarding experience. Remember to always keep the birds safety in mind even if you have to sacrifice some decorative style to do so. Once constructed, your bird house could house several generations of birds and should last for many years, bringing beauty to your yard and song to your life.
Building birdhouses with your child is not only good for the child’s motor and creative skills but it can also help your child build a better understanding of nature. Here are some ideas for simple birdhouses for kids to make.
5. Delta Thickness Planer: He uses this to run old 70-year wood through the planer to give it a newer look.
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