|Project by AJswoodshop||posted 10-04-2012 04:36 PM||1091 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
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!