This birdhouse is so easy to make from scraps, it would be a great afternoon project to make with the kiddos!
- Scrap wood
- DecoArt Patio Paint (I used Tuscan Red & Sunshine Yellow)
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Perch (I used an old cabinet pull)
- Saw (I used a compound miter saw)
- Drill with hole saw & small bit (to install perch)
- Nailer (or finish nails)
- Paint Brush
Because I do a lot of building I always have many “end” pieces of 1×6’s. I gathered some of these scrap pieces.
To make the pitch on the roof, I set my miter saw at 15 degrees. I have two pieces stacked in this photo.
I did a dry fit to make sure all the pieces fit together. I marked the pieces with a pencil so I would know how to glue them.
I am happy to report that I got new residents within 3 days! The sparrows wasted no time building their nest. It makes me smile when I look out my window at my new birdhouse. I know that the patio paint (because it is an outdoor paint) will last a long time.
This is not the only birdhouse I’ve made, check out the one I made using a license plate for a roof.
Ohhh, there are baby birds! Watch the video.