Making Birdhouses

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Califf, Gladstone; Baxter, Leon H.
Making Birdhouses


This practical guide for building birdhouses contains plans for more than fifty attractive and useful structures from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. In addition to instructions and diagrams for constructing houses for such avian varieties as robins, wrens and chickadees, the easy-to-follow text also provides suggestions for feeding devices, bird house materials, methods of finishing exteriors, and winter care for birds. An authoritative, how-to book that will appeal to beginning and veteran woodcrafters alike, Making Birdhouses also features a supplement with easy projects for novicesamong them simple structures for woodpeckers, a box for robins, and an A-frame for nuthatches. Plans for houses made from such common objects as gourds, a flower pot, tin cans, and an old lantern are also included. Detailed instructions and diagrams assure successful completion of projects that will satisfy builders as well as their feathered friends.

Dover Publications, ISBN: 9780486441832

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