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An old established firm that specializes in the manufacture of birdhouses finishes martin houses with white paint. Martins will also build in rustic houses. Bluebirds will build in a house that is finished in brown, gray, or green.

Author: Gladstone Califf

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486154206

Category: Nature

Page: 80

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Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.
2012-05-29 By Gladstone Califf

When writing Making Birdhouses & Feeders ( Sterling Publishing Co. , 1985 ) , I learned quite a bit about birdhouses . With the publication of my next book , Making Fancy Birdhouses & Feeders ( Sterling , 1988 ) , I had learned even ...

Author: Charles R. Self

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806908580

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Provides instructions and patterns for building an assortment of birdhouses, and discusses wood materials, hand and power tools, and fasteners
1995 By Charles R. Self

At the same time, some of the super-cheap table saws are inaccurate enough to make good results darned near impossible. Choose first for size, next for accuracy, and last for weight, considering cost as it applies to your birdhouse ...

Author: Charles Self

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139876

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Illustrated with more than 175 photos, 12 elegant but uncomplicated projects come with diagrams as well as everything you need to know about construction, from dimensions to tools.
2012-06-28 By Charles Self

Water runs vertically down a birdhouse when it rains, and is less likely to soak into wood if the grain also goes ... Likewise, when making joints strive to cover end-grain on upper parts of a project by overlapping long grain against ...

Author: A.J. Hamler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440310201

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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A Nature-Friendly Way to Attract and House Birds Birdhouses are a favorite project among woodworkers. Made of inexpensive materials, they are quick to build and a pleasure for the whole neighborhood. Easy to Build Birdhouses includes 26 fun projects for woodworkers of all skill levels. • Part 1 talks about construction basics, wood grain, doors and access, proper drainage and ventilation, interiors, materials and hardware, paint and stain, and house mounting and support methods. It also addresses birdhouse placement and how to attract birds. • Part 2 shows how to make birdhouses using natural materials to help them blend in with their surroundings. • Part 3 shows how to make bird feeders that help attract birds. • Part 4 provides examples of colorful and whimsical birdhouses, like a lighthouse and a Cape Cod bungalow, that are a little more advanced.
2010-06-08 By A.J. Hamler

The materials from which a birdhouse is made play a large part in attracting and safely hosting birds. If you are making your own, starting out with the best of time-tested materials will increase your chances of success; then again, ...

Author: Mary Twitchell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781603423373

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
1999-01-08 By Mary Twitchell

BIRDHOUSES Birdhouses are not hard to make . They should be made out of wood . Do not use tin or metal as this will become too hot from the sun . Also , do not put up too many birdhouses in one area as the birds do not like a lot of ...

Author: Creative Educational Society (Mankato, Minn.)


ISBN: 0871912716

Category: Bird feeders

Page: 31

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Lists the necessary tools and materials and gives instructions for constructing bird feeders and birdhouses for a variety of birds.

Keeping It Clean Build your birdhouse with a side that can open. This will allow you to look in on the nest. open the house when the baby birds have all left. Clean out the old nest so the next bird to move in can build a fresh one.

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 9781610805650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 99

Learn how to build birdhouses with these fun activities.
2012-08-01 By Dana Meachen Rau

These projects show the woodworking as- ample : how to set up a table or scroll saw . pects of making birdhouses and feeders No one should take the need for me to that not only attract birds , but are attractive shoot photographs ...

Author: Charles R. Self

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090256672

Category: Bird feeders

Page: 128

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Here are plans, diagrams and instructions for 18 feeders and 21 houses -- including weather vane, windowsill, and pagoda feeders; a nesting box; and more elaborate projects such as chalets, a log cabin, a New England home, and an Old West saloon, plus birdbaths. Bonus: Food and housing preferences, migration patterns of many species.
1988 By Charles R. Self

Bruce loved building birdhouses so much that he decided to quit his job and make birdhouses full time. Two weeks after making his first birdhouse, he was making them for a living. And he has never looked back. In the early years, ...

Author: Anne Schmauss

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683355922

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Birdhouses of the World offers readers a curated collection of beautiful, whimsical, stop-you-in-your-tracks amazing birdhouses created by designers and bird lovers around the world. Bird expert and author Anne Schmauss provides a brief history of birdhouses and lists the kinds of birds that inhabit them, as well as the types of structures that attract various species. Most important in her selection for this book is the “wow†? factor: These birdhouses are spectacular in their creativity, ingenuity, and sheer originality. With styles ranging from sleek modern to elaborate Victorian, they are as varied as human houses. Illustrating the wide-ranging designs found throughout the world, and even including the birdhouse of filmmaker George Lucas, this book is a captivating look at the creativity than can result when a functional structure is infused with a love of birds.
2019-12-15 By Anne Schmauss

14 Strongly considerusingapredatorguardon birdhouses and feeders . 15 Never make birdhouses of metal ; they will become much too hot in the sun . 16 Birdhouse walls should generally be about three - fourths inch thick .

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781610598767

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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Discover the fun and excitement of backyard birding with this great family activity! Filled with easy-to-follow detailed plans, Build Your Own Backyard Birdhouses and Feeders is a must-have for woodworkers, birding enthusiasts, and hobbyists. Build Your Own Backyard Birdhouses and Feeders features plans in a variety of styles, from very simple to a bit more challenging; full-color, detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions to guide every step; and a complete materials list that notes everything needed to complete the project. You can always buy a birdhouse or feeder, but making one with your own hands is sure to increase your enjoyment of this fascinating backyard hobby.