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Bat Box/House with Battitude

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Project by Owlcroft posted 05-12-2018 05:13 PM 804 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my last two Bat Boxes for a while. These two are for my Grandson and I. Got tired of the bat design that came with the Box plans so I went creative on the Bat and gave him Battitude. I am sure my Grandson will appreciate it when I take it over tomorrow.

I use nylon screen for the chambers where the bats live. I added the screen to the landing pad below to make it easier for them to land and crawl into the chambers.

The plan is from Winfield Collection Bat House Plan. It is a fairly simple plan if you want to encourage Bats in your area to stick around and keep the insect population under control. It is amazing how many flying insects a Bat eats in one night.

You can get information on building a simple Bat Box, and the advantages of having Bats in your area, on the National Wildlife Federation website.

Wayne

-- Owlcroft





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majuvla

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#1 posted 05-12-2018 05:15 PM

This is one realy funny bat! Great boxes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 05:29 PM

Our old place we had bats aplenty, the new place not so much. I’ve been thinking of making something. I may copy your idea to dress it up, and explain to the uninitiated what that goofy looking box is doing on the shady side of the barn.

Nice work, and thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Roger

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 11:23 AM

Very cool. Thnx for the links

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-13-2018 01:37 PM

These boxes are so nice and beautifully done and they are definitely proof that with creativity and talent you can make just about any sort of box that you can imagine. I like these very much.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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wrenchhead

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#5 posted 05-13-2018 02:18 PM

The bat on the front is great. These are a lot of fun to make. I’m going to try the screen on the next one I do. Last time I cut small grooves with my table saw and it took too long. Nice project

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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