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Project by AJswoodshop posted 10-04-2012 04:36 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m starting to work on some Christmas gifts. I made some of these bluebird birdhouses for friends, and family. There really easy to make, and I really like the design of these. I made mine out of 3/4’’ walnut, it’s the only wood I had that is weather proof. (Cedar would be a good choice too) The birdhouse is 4’’ wide, and 9 3/4’’ tall. I found that birds won’t live in a house that’s the wrong size for them, it must be perfect for the bird. I don’t use a perch on any of my birdhouses, I find that other birds will get in the house and destroy the nest. The hole size is 1 1/8’’, which is the correct size for a bluebird. If you make a birdhouse, make one for one kind of bird. Don’t just make a birdhouse for a bird, a bird will never enter the house if you do it that way. The hole size really is important, if the hole size is wrong, a squirrel can also get inside your birdhouse is the hole size is wrong, and it will destroy the nest.

Thanks for reading!

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





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IsaacH

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 04:48 PM

Never thought that much about bird houses….this is the most informative post ive read today!!

AJ…keep up the good work!

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 05:11 PM

Nice job AJ !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 06:03 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys! IsaacH, well know you know all about birds!

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

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 06:29 PM

cool

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 06:38 PM

Thanks for the comment Ben!

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

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 08:25 PM

Nice Work AJ!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#7 posted 10-04-2012 09:19 PM

Good one, AJ. There is a lot on the net about specific birdhouses and the no perch is necessary is important. They like ventilation and drainage and a removable panel or roof to clean them out from time to time. I have a bluebird house by the bar and the sparrows took it over for the last 3 years. I cleaned in this summer after the last litter and I see they are building in there already for the winter.
I have a screech owl house on the drawing board, but I don’t have place to put it high enough-18 to25 ft high. Keep on making them. there is always a need for housing for our feathered friends!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-04-2012 09:41 PM

Jim,

I put vented the birdhouse, the picture might not show it though. I cut my sides 1’’ shorter, so the birds have plenty of ventilation. Did you post your birdhouse you made in the projects?

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

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#9 posted 10-07-2012 11:39 AM

Good Job AJ!! And good information too!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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