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Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders: From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders

by John Perkins
     
 

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

Overview

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 item
  • Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations
  • Enlarged and technical diagrams in color
  • List of recommended materials
  • Advice on choosing a location for best results.

Editorial Reviews

Wildlife Activist
If you enjoy woodworking and birds, this book offers you plenty of projects.
— Dan R. Kunkle
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
A helpful how-to book... plenty of photos for illustrations and drawings showing cutting and building techniques.
— Linda Turk
Country Accents
Step-by-step instructions and photos... information on encouraging birds to visit... will be equally at home as fanciful decorations.
North Shore News (North Vancouver)
You will soon find yourself building a variety of shapes and sizes to make your backyard and perfect resting place.
— Terry Peters
Muskoka Today (Gravenhurst ON)
Step-by-step illustrations, creative touches and good basic bird-friendly designs for the do-it-yourselfer, the bird lover and the woodworker.
— Lois Cooper
WoodCentral.com
To share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available.
— Barb Siddiqui
Wildlife Activist - Dan R. Kunkle
If you enjoy woodworking and birds, this book offers you plenty of projects, from basic bluebird boxes to log cabins, covered wagons, and pagoda feeders.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal - Linda Turk
A helpful how-to book... plenty of photos for illustrations and drawings showing cutting and building techniques.
North Shore News (North Vancouver) - Terry Peters
Perkins provides clear instructions on how to build a simple feeder all the way to elaborate multi-level birdhouses that will make your fly-in guests the envy of the local feathered scene.... You will soon find yourself building a variety of shapes and sizes to make your backyard and perfect resting place.
Muskoka Today (Gravenhurst ON) - Lois Cooper
Step-by-step illustrations, creative touches and good basic bird-friendly designs for the do-it-yourselfer, the bird lover and the woodworker.
WoodCentral.com - Barb Siddiqui
Absolutely fun... quick projects and lots of ideas to share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available.
This book is absolutely fun.... For some fun, quick projects and lots of ideas to share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available.
For some fun, quick projects and lots of ideas to share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552091357
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Edition description:
Reprint edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

John Perkins is an architectural design technician with a background in model-making as well as furniture and product design. A contributor to leading woodworking magazines and the author of several books, he is a technical and advertising consultant for leading tool companies.

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