Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Simple "How-To" Bird House Construction
I made some birdhouses using recycled fencing. And I want to detail "how I did it" so others can make similar ones. The power tools I used for this project were an electric drill, an electric chop saw (and later a table saw) and an air-powered staple gun. You could use hand tools, it'd just take a bit longer to cut and assemble the pieces. Sometimes, I also used a screwdriver to fasten (and later unfasten for cleaning) the bottom piece of the birdhouse. This time, I'll use nails as hinges for the bottom and a short length of wire coathangar to keep it 'latched'. Prepping... Obtain old fence boards. Remove any existing nails. Remove (cut straight across) any rotted ends.