Simple Birdhouse Plan

Camryn Price, Cater, Melissa W.

Materials Needed:

  • Four 6”x6’’ wooden planks (Cedar, 1/2 inch thick)
  • Two 6’’x8’’ wooden planks (Cedar, 1/2 inch thick)
  • Fifteen 1’’ nails
  • One 2’’x3’’ hinge
  • Hammer
  • Drill with 1½-inch dowel


Take two 6”x6” planks and line up one on top of the other so that they are perpendicular to each other. Move the one on top the the end of the plank on the bottom and use two nails to secure the board there from the opposite side of the bottom plank.

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Take the other two 6”x6” planks and put them on either side of the inside of the previously created “L” shape. Line them both up at the edges of the inside and secure them with two nails on each side.

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Now it is time to work on the roof! On the left side, secure the 6”x8” plank on the straight left side of the diamond-shape. Secure it with four nails while making sure the top side is lined up with the peak of the diamond shape and the remaining wood is hanging off of the edge. Then, take the hinge and place it on the top of the left roof piece and secure it with nails, making sure the hinge can open up and out.

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Nail the last 6”x8” board to the hinge and ensure it’s functionality by opening and closing the board. This is how you will be able to clean out old nests. Then, finally, drill a 1½ hole in the center of the the front with the drill and the dowel.

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