|Project by Daris||posted 06-29-2012 07:33 PM||2805 views||6 times favorited||2 comments|
My wife has been wanting a butterfly house for a while now. In fact she has had it on my list of things to make since last winter. What a nice and easy little project this turned out to be. I completed it over a weekend and she was definitely pleased with it. I think my jigsaw skills still need some work. I probably should have used a straight edge for some of this, but I can be a little hardheaded when it comes to attempting to do stuff freehand.
The plan I followed for this came from a book that I picked up, Easy to Build Birdhouses- A natural approach. I reviewed this book in a previous post. If your interested in more info on this project with additional links to the products I used you can check out my other post at: www.woodlogger.com
For lumber, I purchased everything I needed at Lowe’s. Not a lot to this. All of this is 1/2” pine, but you could use anything you want provided you protect it for out-door weather. This one will be painted from top to bottom so it should be okay. I only used (1) – 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′ Pine
Milling & Assembly
When it came to finishing this one up. My wife is going to paint the entire thing with exterior paint. You could finish it up with exterior stain, but I think butterflies like colorful things…!
-- Daris, Indianapolis, http://www.woodlogger.com