Home Made Simple Birdhouses

Build a charming birdhouse that can be used as an inside or outside decoration.

Home Made Simple Birdhouses

Build a charming birdhouse that can be used as an inside or outside decoration.

Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate

Materials
Birdhouse kit that includes:
• 1 narrow rectangular bottom piece
• 2 large rectangular side pieces
• 1 pentagonal front piece with circle cutouts
• 1 pentagonal back piece
• 2 large rectangular roof pieces
• 1 narrow rectangular top piece
• 22 small nails
• 1 small dowel for the perch
Wood glue
Hammer
220-grit sanding pads
Paint
Paintbrushes
Small plastic bowls
Water
Spray paint (optional)

Steps
  1. First, assemble the bottom of the birdhouse. Use wood glue to attach the two rectangular side pieces to the narrow rectangular bottom piece


  2. Let the wood glue dry. Then use the hammer to insert one small nail into each of the two corners where each side piece meets the rectangular bottom piece. You should insert a total of four nails in this step

  3. Next, apply wood glue and nail the pentagonal back piece perpendicular to the two side pieces so that the small flat edge meets the small bottom piece. Use two nails on each side for a total of four nails

  4. Repeat for the other side with the front piece. Make sure the hole for the perch is facing outwards

  5. Squeeze wood glue onto the top two sides of the front and back pieces, and then place the two rectangular roof pieces on top. Hammer two nails onto each side of each rectangular piece to connect the roof pieces to the pentagonal front and back pieces

  6. Apply wood glue and then nail the final rectangular top piece at the flat surface where the two roof pieces meet. Use two nails, one at the front of the rectangular piece and one at the back

  7. Hammer the small dowel into the small hole on the front of the bird house

  8. Sand the entire birdhouse

  9. Pour paint into small plastic bowls. Dilute with water to your satisfaction, and then paint to your liking

  10. Finally, spray paint if you would like. Set aside to dry