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Blog entry by AJswoodshop posted 611 days ago 1024 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These wren birdhouses are easy to make. Six pieces make this wren birdhouse. The two sides, roof, front and back, and bottom. I used a brad gun to tack the pieces together, but you could use screws. It has a 1’ hole, drilled with my drill press and spade bit.
Here’s a photo of them,
The wood is cedar, the wood will never go bad.


The hole has a screw in it, you stick your screwdriver in the hole, and screw the screw in the tree.

Thanks!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop



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woodshaver

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#1 posted 611 days ago

Hi AJ,
Nice to see your helping the wild life. I also have made a few birdhouses for our native bluebirds. Here is a site I use to help me when I need information about the birds.
Enjoy!
Tony C
http://www.sialis.org/

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 611 days ago

Thanks! I really like to take care of birds. God did a good job creating them!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 611 days ago

I saw a few Purple Martins flying around our house yesterday.
I have a Bluebird house under the overhang of our shed in the back yard. The Bluebirds take the box every year. A while back I put a small mini video camera inside the box so we could watch the activity going on in there. I had a monitor in our liveing room so we could watch. Cool stuff !

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 610 days ago

When I click on your links, maybe its just me, but the pics are small and they sure dont look like a birdhouse ?

I’m a bird lover too and I quite enjoy making them. An observation of wrens. The uglier the birdhouse, the greater the chance a wren will take to it, believe it or not. So I put barbed wire around it, nails, make the roof an eclectic mix of old barn roofing, tile, stone……..seems to work.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 610 days ago

Moron: I have now fixed the Photos. Changed the links to direct images. Thanks for pointing that out.
Woodshaver: That sounds cool! Thanks for viewing my birdhouses.

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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kop

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#6 posted 610 days ago

I picked up a book on building bird houses at a garage sale last weekend I didn’t realize that there were so many different variations for the different species of birds I will be building some up here in the near future.
Take Care and God Bless …

-- Kindlyoldpoop

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#7 posted 610 days ago

Nice job on the bird houses AJ. I’ve just been reading up on bluebird houses. These look interesting though and we have some wren’s in the area so I think I will try a few. Thanks for sharing.

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#8 posted 610 days ago

Nice job on these and I love my wrens. The “half inch” hole must be a misprint though (or your wrens are a LOT smaller than mine!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 610 days ago

Sorry, I ment a 1’ hole. I like my wrens too, like to watch when the go into the house!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Moron

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#10 posted 610 days ago

a male wren can have up to 7 mates

spry little fellas

busy as a bee

they need a lot of housing

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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thedude50

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#11 posted 610 days ago

I thought that anyone interested in this thread would like to get some cool plans for three Wren Houses. The Plans will be posted on http://thisoldworkshop.com Then click the link to the deltagrams project. The newest issue being posted is from March and April or 1945 it is issue Vol 14-4 There are three really cool designs for Wren houses they are all pretty cool and easy builds. These make great projects for the kids to take part in. Adults cut all the parts and let the little woodworkers do the build. Also in this issue there is a really cool folding Adirondack chair. Build the chair and set it out in the yard and watch the Wrens in the cool little houses. A chance to get away from the I generation for a few minutes. If you have any trouble finding the plans PM me I am here to serve.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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AJswoodshop

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#12 posted 610 days ago

Thanks for all the great information guys!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#13 posted 609 days ago

My wren houses outside have wrens in them. These I made for a customer, she wanted them small. Most people use a pirch, but my wrens have no troble getting in. Moron: Thanks, I never thought of that. Thanks for telling me.
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#14 posted 609 days ago

AJ,
I read that a perch is not a good thing on any birdhouse because it’s a good place for an attacking preditor to get a grip on.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 609 days ago

Supposedly, perches attract sparrows to your birdhouse. Wrens have no trouble entering without a perch to land on. I have a bunch nesting in gourds hanging from my shop eaves.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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