|Project by Nkosika||posted 04-09-2012 02:00 PM||2220 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
At first I wanted to built a standard birdhouse and had even drawn up plans, but then found out through research that the holes have to be specific sizes for types of bird, height has to be specific and it should blend in with surroundings. So I thought I would just do a cute birdhouse for Robins who want more of a platform.
I wanted to attach it to the side of the house so predators couldn’t get to it. I drew up the plans myself. This was my first project with plywood. This was also the first time I’ve painted a project, everything has been stains up to this point.
Mistakes? I should have painted everything first then constructed (I think). I should have put the sides on first then put the roof on, they would have touched better. I counted on my roof attaching at 20 degrees but it didn’t, had it, I could have glued and nailed it to the sides and then added the under support.
Attachment. Everything to the back plate, butt joints, glued and nail reinforcements, mittred butt joints with glue reinforcements for the box bottom. Bottom plate to back plate butt joints with a routered groover for 3 sides of glue (not sure what that is called) with nail reinforecements.