Bird house for mounting on a wall or post

Bird house for mounting on a wall or post

Tweezak
New update: a pair of Juncos appear to have adopted this box in my backyard. I'll post a link to some pics when I get some taken. * * * * I built this today in about 2 hours. It went quickly because all pieces can be cut from one fence picket. Here are the rough cut dimensions: Back: 1' x 5 1/2 Top: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Front: 8 3/8 x 5 1/2 Side: 8 x 5 1/2 Side: 8 x 5 1/2 Bottom: 4 5/8 x 5 1/2 Once those are cut all there is to do is set up for the 30 and 10 degree cuts on the sides and top. Be sure to label the pieces as you cut them as it really helps in keeping them organized. Watch out for pickets that are not uniform in width. Mine varied by over 1/8” but I was able to make it work. * * * * The pieces are all 5 1/2" in one dimension to minimize cutting. That said, this one has some funky angles. Because we get a lot of rain around here I sloped the roof and beveled the tops of the ventilated walls (since they are flush with the roof). The angled front results in an angled entry hole making it harder for predators to reach inside. The angled hole also reduces the amount of water that gets in. I beveled the back edge of the roof 10 degrees so it's flush with the back so it won't trap water. Hinge the bottom and close it with a clasp or latch on the front. This makes it easy to clean out the birdhouse. #bird #cedar #finch #post #wall #wren
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