Friday, 30 May 2014

Diy Painted Bird House Craft ~ By Niftynnifer

Here is a fantastic bird house 
my husband built & daughter painted. 
And you can do it too! 

Adults are required to cut wood 
& use any power tools needed for project.
Please remember to use proper safety equipment,
and you should have experience with all power tools 
before using them.

We Used:

  • 1/2 inch plywood.
  • Drawer Handle with fasteners.
  • Air nailer & nails. (You could use a hammer.)
  • Wood glue.
  • Table Saw.
  • Miter Saw.
  • 1 1/4 inch butterfly bit.
  • Drill.
  • Measureing tape.
  • Pencil.
  • Paint, brushes.
  • Screws and srewdriver for mounting.

Cut out your pieces
Front measurements:
6 X 8 inches with 45 degree taper from top centre.
Handle holes ~ 2 1/2 inches from bottom.
Bird hole ~ 4 1 1/2 inches from bottom, centred.

Back measurements:
6 X 9 inches
(1 inch from bottom is for overhang to place screws for mounting.)

Sides measurements:
5 1/4 X 6 inches.

Bottom measurements:
5 X 6 inches.

Roof Sides measurements:
1 at 5 X 8 inches.
1 at 5 1/2 X 8 inches. 

NOTE: Attach your drawer handle and drill the bird hole before assembling your house.
Assemble using wood glue & nails.

My husband made a few....

And had the children & I paint them...

We mounted them to the fence posts.

This house was built without the 1 inch overhang
so it could sit on this shelf. It is however screwed on
from the bottom of the shelf.

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