The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers

The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers

by Scott D. Campbell

Paperback(40th ed.)

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Here is a complete, down-to-the-last-detail guide for building attractive, sturdy, and genuinely inhabitable wooden birdhouses that will add a touch of natural beauty to garden, backyard, or anywhere else they are placed. Step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and many helpful illustrations and tables are included. All designs can be adapted to the use of simple hand tools ― saw, hammer, screwdriver ― making these projects ideal for woodworkers of all ages and levels of experience.
Includes clear, easy-to-follow coverage for these topics: the selection of woods, helpful construction tips and techniques, hanging and supporting birdhouses, inspection and cleaning, proper placement, construction of pest guards, and much more.
More than just a collection of projects, this complete guide shows not only how to construct birdhouses, but also how to insure that birds will actually be able to nest in them. It even shows how to attract specific species: bluebirds, doves, finches, swallows, and many others. Included is much valuable and practical information not found in the usual craft book: nesting requirements for each species, proper size of entrance holes, data on the habitats and behavior of particular types of birds, and more.
The rewards and satisfaction of building your own well-designed, durable birdhouse make this book a welcome addition to the library of the experienced craftsman as well as beginning and intermediate woodworkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486244075
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 03/01/1984
Series: Dover Woodworking
Edition description: 40th ed.
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 209,655
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. Construction Basics
Construction Materials
Tools of the Trade
Designing the Roof
Drainage and Ventilation
Entrance Holes
The Interior
Construction Tips and Techniques
II. The Proper Bird and Birdhouse-The Housing Charts
III. Detailed Design Suggestions
House Finch
Great Crested Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Downy Woodpecker
Wood Duck
IV. Final Placement of the Birdhouse
The Easiest Birds to Attract
General Site-Selection Suggestions
Methods of Hanging and Supporting Houses
Pest Guards
When to Place
A Final Word

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