Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders: 12 Easy-To-Build Designs that Attract Birds to Your Yard

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Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers ten simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on creating the perfect backyard bird environment. More than just a set of plans, it covers how to attract the right kinds of birds and ensure that they will keep coming back.
This book includes complete plans for making basic, practical bird-welcoming structures, accompanied by patterns, illustrations and full color photographs. Each...

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Overview

Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers ten simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on creating the perfect backyard bird environment. More than just a set of plans, it covers how to attract the right kinds of birds and ensure that they will keep coming back.
This book includes complete plans for making basic, practical bird-welcoming structures, accompanied by patterns, illustrations and full color photographs. Each project is perfect for individuals striving to create the most natural bird environment possible. Woodworkers from beginner to expert will find projects appropriate for their skill level.
This book provides pages of valuable information for keeping feathered visitors happy. From understanding the proper dimensions for a birdhouse, to choosing the right seed for attracting desired species, to learning how to keep squirrels away, the tips and tricks found here will help guide bird lovers to create a backyard oasis.
Readers will get valuable instructions on mounting techniques, types of paint to use, and cleaning tips, plus environmental insights and interesting avian trivia. This book stands out from ordinary birdhouse titles with technical detail on subjects like cavity size, proper hole size, and the ideal distance from hole to cavity floor.
The twelve plans in this book ordinarily sell for $12.99 each online, a $130 value. Each birdhouse project has been shop-tested by the author's customers, and has proven habitable by the many birds around his Minnesota home.

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Invite feathered visitors to your yard with these simple projects. Meisel (Wild & Wacky Birdhouses and Feeders) here offers a range of unfussy birdhouses and feeders. Each project is well organized, including lists of materials, templates with dimensions, and instructions. Knowledge of woodworking is assumed, though Meisel provides lots of useful information about materials and the birds themselves. VERDICT This slim volume delivers, with great dimensional charts for attracting specific bird species. While more bare-bones than fanciful birdhouse books like Richard T. Banks's Designer Birdhouses, this is a solid addition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565236929
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,359,081
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Meisel has had 10 years experience as an industrial arts instructor. He now owns Meisel hardware Specialties, a project plan and woodworking supply company that focuses on distributing plans for woodworking projects that are accessible for carving students and beginners as well as experts.

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Table of Contents

Birdhouse Basics (Introduction)

Part One: Feeders for Birds and Squirrels

W3420 - Oriole Wishing Well Feeder

W3482 - Scallop Roof Bird Feeder

W3284 - Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

W3462 - Traditional Bird Feeder

W3235 - Woodpecker Suet Feeder

W3329 - Robin Residence Nesting Shelf

W3421 - Outhouse Squirrel Feeder

Part Two: Classic Birdhouses

W3450 - Chickadee Birdhouse & Roost

W2985 - Birdhouse Creatures III

W3025 - Bluebird House

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