Warning - This video is exceedingly optimistic about what you can do in under 5 minutes.
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- A bird might want to live in it (maybe a really ugly and desperate bird)
- It won't kill the bird
- Made from wood, nails and/or screws - no glue
- 5" wide or greater
- Weather resistant design - for the bird and for the longevity of the house
To document your completion of the BB, provide photographic or video (<2 minutes long) of the following:
- Wood you're starting with
- Finished bird house
- A bit tung oil or linseed oil on the exterior is acceptable. Using rot resistant woods that don't need protection is about ten times better than using lessor wood treated with oil.
Here's a crappy birdhouse. The first one I've ever built and I look forward to builging more. The nest box plan is designed for a variety of birds but the one I'm most familiar with is the cheeseburger bird (Chickadee). The plans state that it's standard for House Wren, Black=capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Prothonotary Warbler and Tufted Titmouse. Not sure if all those species are in Montana but I should find out in give or take a couple years.
Learned about a pivot nail. I installed two on the top right side of the box to open for access to clean and one at the bottom in front thats easy to pull out when I do clean it.
Used 1x6 lying around and nails that Fred rescued
Materials used :
Scrap, off cuts of cedar from siding the house, 1 x 8 which i ripped down to make these bird houses with.
Solar power for using the table saw for ripping
Battery powered skill saw
hot dipped galvanized nails
yellow cedar shake
red cedar shake
Japanese pull saw
Hole saw bit