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Project by isaac42 posted 03-29-2014 10:58 PM 640 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of my 8 year old son’s Cub Scout requirements was to build a birdhouse. I saw these plans and thought it was a great opportunity to help my son and to spend some time with my tools/sons. My four year old also wanted in on the action. So, I cut out the wood for two birdhouses and the boys put them together.

Although they certainly didn’t need it I used my biscuit joiner on most of the joints. I recently bought one and was anxious to get to know a new tool. It was nice for the boys because it helped line up the boards and nice for me to get some practice with the biscuit joiner on a project where tolerances weren’t critical.

The boys really like bright colors. I let them pick out the paint colors themselves. I know these are very simple, but since I’m new to woodworking it was good for me to get some practice.





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#1 posted 03-30-2014 04:34 AM

They (and Dad) did great. I think my grandson Josef would enjoy building a couple of these. Thanks for posting the plans.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#2 posted 04-03-2014 03:55 PM

Great looking and well made bird houses. Like the colors. Great job to you and the kids.

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 10:33 PM

I remember my father helping me build a bird house for my merit badge, 40 years ago.

It was still secured to the garage up until a few years ago. Painters tore it down.

I hope they have as fond memories as I have building it with my Dad.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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