Nesting box with his own hands

At the moment in big cities there are few hollow trees, and it's hard for birds to find a house for themselves. Let's help them and make a nesting box with your own hands. So we save the birds from the cold. In this article we will look at how to make a nesting box with your own hands?

Safety

Nesting box with his own hands

  1. Use linen gloves to keep the splinter away.
  2. Wear safety glasses to prevent sawdust from getting into your eyes.
  3. The working tool (knife, saw) must be sharp. Remember that with a blunt tool it is easy to hurt, it is poorly fixed in the tree and tries to slip.
  4. Check the condition of the power tools.
  5. Use the ladder when hanging the finished birdhouse.
  6. If you want to paint the nesting box, use odorless water-based paint that is not bright colors. Try to house for the birds was invisible to predators.

What to make a birdhouse?

What to make a birdhouse?

The best material for making a birdhouse is natural hardwood, for example: oak, aspen, linden, birch.Also for the birdhouse suitable fiberboard (fibreboard), chipboard (chipboard), and plywood. You can use thick cardboard, but such a birdhouse will last only a couple of months. Coniferous wood should not be used, as it emits sticky resin and adversely affects the health of birds.

Master class manufacturing birdhouse

Master class manufacturing birdhouse

You will need:untreated hardwood boards, 4 cm long nails, impregnation or odorless non-toxic water-based paint (optional), handsaw or jigsaw, tape measure, hammer, pencil, drill with a 5 cm cutter, paintbrush.

  1. Familiarize yourself with the sizes of the birdhouse indicated on the image and get to work.
    Master class manufacturing birdhouse
  2. Lay out the boards using a tape measure.
  3. Cut the boards with a hacksaw or jigsaw.
  4. Make a hole-bore with a drill with a 5 cm cutter.
  5. Pre-tack nails on the outer sides of the walls at the joints.
  6. Install the hole under the hole using a drill.
  7. Consistently collect the birdhouse.
  8. Paint the birdhouse and decorate it to your taste (optional).
  9. Hang the birdhouse to a height of 3 meters with a slight inclination forward so that moisture does not get inside.

House for birds ready! I recommend to watch the video master class!

Birdhouse Drawings

We present to your attention the variants of drawings of future birdhouses. When assembling a birdhouse, do not neglect the safety rules described above.

Fig. №1 Birdhouse with a slope to the rear wall

Birdhouse with a slope to the rear wall

Figure 2: Birdhouse with Shed Roof

Single-sided birdhouse

Figure 3: Birdhouse with a double-slope roof

Double-headed Birdhouse

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Birdhouse Assembly Sequence

Birdhouse Assembly Sequence

  1. Connect the front wall with the side walls, hammer nails along the edges and center of the board. (You should get a U-shaped design).
  2. Assemble the back wall and bottom of the structure in the same way.
  3. Nail the wooden bead to the bottom to round the inside corners.
  4. Do not forget to fix all the elements of the future birdhouse with nails.
  5. Make a removable roof of the birdhouse to further clean the house for the birds. It should consist of two parts of the main part and the sleeve.
  6. The roof of the birdhouse should stand for the dimensions of the birdhouse itself from the side of the facade so that rainfall does not fall inside the birdhouse.
  7. Install a plank or perch before entering the house.

How to fix the birdhouse?

How to fix the birdhouse?

  1. Choose a place to install a birdhouse, it can be a tree, a pole, or the roof of a house.
  2. The mounting height of the birdhouse should be at least 3 meters.
  3. While fixing the birdhouse, tilt it forward to prevent moisture from entering.
  4. It is better to attach a birdhouse to a living tree with wire or a rope.
  5. A birdhouse can be attached to other surfaces using nails and a hammer.
  6. The birdhouse should be in the shade so that direct sunlight would not fall on it, and the bird house would not heat up.
  7. Hole-tap should be directed in the opposite direction from the wind.
  8. Do not install birdhouses near - starlings do not like neighbors.

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Ideas for birdhouses from scrap materials

wine cork nesting box

The nesting box of wine jams is difficult not to appreciate! To create such beauty you need: a ready-made nesting box, wine corks, a glue gun, a sharp knife. Glue the wine corks horizontally to the walls of the birdhouse, then vertically - in the center where the hole is located. Cut the wine corks into thin circles and glue them to the roof of the birdhouse like tiles.

Nesting box with his own hands

Paint the birdhouse waterproof paints, and it will look stylish, bright and exclusive!

Nesting box

Birdhouse from the vine - the most interesting house for the birds!

Shoe box

Do not rush to throw out old shoes! After all, even from it you can make a house for birds.

pumpkin birdhouse

Remove the pulp from the pumpkin, dry it and make a birdhouse!

nesting box iPhone

You can decorate the birdhouse as you like, the main thing is to show imagination!

cardboard nesting box

Making a birdhouse from cardboard will not be difficult. And for birds such a house will last a whole season. Protect the nesting box from moisture by covering it with varnish.

plastic bottle nesting box

Do not rush to throw out plastic bottles and make a house for the birds. It won't take you long to create such a birdhouse! Dream up and create a good home for birds of any shape. Be creative with mood and love, then everything will work out!

nesting box with his own hands

Making houses for birds with your own hands is an interesting and useful activity.

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