Easy-to-Build Birdhouses

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Birdhouses help avian populations thrive by providing secure nesting places—and they offer human neighbors an ongoing source of interest and amusement. Make your backyard into a gathering place for feathered friends with any of these easy-to-build projects.
Illustrated with more than 175 photos, twelve elegant but uncomplicated projects include a Chickadee House with a concave roof, a Victorian Bluebird, and a Purple Martin House. The designs come with diagrams as well as ...
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Overview


Birdhouses help avian populations thrive by providing secure nesting places—and they offer human neighbors an ongoing source of interest and amusement. Make your backyard into a gathering place for feathered friends with any of these easy-to-build projects.
Illustrated with more than 175 photos, twelve elegant but uncomplicated projects include a Chickadee House with a concave roof, a Victorian Bluebird, and a Purple Martin House. The designs come with diagrams as well as everything you need to know about construction, from dimensions to tools. Additional suggestions offer advice on attracting residents and keeping them comfortable, with tips on guarding against temperature changes and wet weather.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486451824
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/19/2007
  • Series: Dover Woodworking Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 427,567
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
What the Birds Like
Materials: Wood Isn’t All of It
Exterior Finishes
Tools and Their Uses
Birdhouse Designs
  Basic Birdhouse for Titmice and Others
  Basic Birdhouse for Bluebirds
  Victorian Bluebird House
  Wren House
  Robin Nesting Shelf
  Colonial Saltbox for Titmice and Nuthatches
  Downy Woodpecker House
  Log Cabin
  Decagonal Birdhouse for Bluebirds
  Chickadee House with Concave Roof
  Purple Martin House
  Flycatcher House
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