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To make a bird house, cut boards to size, create the roof, then assemble the pieces. You need a 1-by-8-inch cedar board that is 8 feet, a 1-inch hole saw, 1/2-inch galvanized pipe, 1/2-inch galvanized flange, 1-1/4-inch galvanized screws, short screws and waterproof woo...


To build a birdhouse, construct a small A-frame house with a 1-inch hole on the front side. Use a fragrant wood, such as cedar, to attract birds. You need a large piece of wood, a tape measure, a small drill, short screws, glue, a galvanized pipe flange and a flat surfa...


As of July 2015, instructions for making painted wooden birdhouses are at websites for Sunset, Popular Mechanics and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Sunset lists an eight-step building plan. The site recommends paint in natural or muted colors so predators do no...


The easy one-board birdhouse design from Lowe's and the seven-step birdhouse from Popular Mechanics are two good birdhouse designs. The Lowe's birdhouse is made from a single pine board for easy construction, while the Popular Mechanics design allows you to build two bi...


As of 2015, some free birdhouse designs include the basic birdhouse design that Birdwatching Bliss offers and the Carolina Wren nest box plan from 50birds. Both of these designs are available online.


The one-board DIY birdhouse is a basic plan for housing several bird species. More elaborate free birdhouse plans include the backyard birdhouse, wren house, barn owl nestbox and bird's nesting box.


An easy method for building a birdhouse can be found on Popular Mechanics. This project is suitable for builders as young as 12 with adult supervision.