This list of free woodworking plans features a collection of birdhouses for many types of birds. For any moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer to build, many are simple patterns for beginners. The woodworking information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Please contact individual web sites if you have questions about those woodworking projects. Look for the page navigation link near the bottom of this list as there are many more pages for building free birdhouse projects.
This is another very simple project when pre-cut pieces are used. All parts are cut from 3/4 inches pine planking scraps. The bottom is held in place with two 1-1/2 long counter-sink screws. Use the diagrams to cut out all pieces to the specified sizes.
Roof and house sides of the wren house are made of either inch or 5/16 inches apple crate lumber. The four roof boards are cut with compound angle cuts with the miter gage set at 50 degrees and the saw blade tilted at 24 degrees. All cuts are made with one miter gage setting by flopping the piece as shown in Photo No. 2.
With just some scrap wood, and about an hour of your time, you can build a wonderful birdhouse that you can enjoy all year round. You can create your birdhouses for specific types of birds, depending on the entrance hole size, the size of the birdhouse, and how high you mount or hang your birdhouse from the ground. In just a short while, you can be bird-watching right from your window!
Although duckling production from nest boxes represents only a small percentage of that produced from natural cavities, wood duck boxes provide an excellent opportunity for anyone to become involved in wildlife management. By building, installing and maintaining nest boxes, individuals can gain insight into the interesting aspects of wood duck nesting and reproduction, while helping to boost local populations.
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