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SMALL BIRD HOUSE PLANMeasurements for the small bird house plan will suit small to medium sized birds but can be enlarged.
Materials for building the free bird house plan are general items that are easy to obtain at local stores.
All measurements for the free small bird house plan are Metric and sizes that are bracketed have been converted into Imperial lengths.
Did you know that birds can be enticed to your small bird house in winter ?
Birds free from captivity will always roost in areas that provide protection from the weather.
Heating your bird house guarantees you have year round residents of visiting birds.
Free bird house plans
small bird house will be simplified by following instructions from the bird house plan. Alterations to the
small bird house plan commence before joining bird house panels. A bird house heater can be added later.
Framing connected to large bird houses may be required if a panel
flexes. Joints "on all bird houses" are glued or screwed to produce a
strong pets home that can withstand all types of weather conditions.
Cut a doorway
opening into the
front of the small
bird house before
fixing the front
panel to the bird
house. Birds nest
inside old trees.
Where there are no natural holes they may use a bird house.
Birds will use a small bird house if the entrance hole is suitable.
Build a small bird house
Height of the small bird house plans front panel will be 400 mm ( 16 inches ) plus the thickness of the floor panel.
The width of the bird house front will be 300 mm ( 12 inches ) plus twice the thickness of a side panel.
Free small bird house plan
The height of the free bird house plans side will be 350 millimeters ( 14 inches )
at the back and 400 mm( 16 inches ) at the front.
The length of the bird house side will be 300 mm ( 12 inches )
Base and roof is designed with the required overhang
Compact bird houses are better for natural climate control in cold weather.
A small bird house built close to the size of the bird remains warmer by trapping heat.
Sides of the free small bird house plan are placed with the shortest end positioned to the rear of the bird house.
This will allow water to run off the roof towards the back of the small bird house. All fasteners should be driven into the bird
house frame (if fitted) from the outside of the panels and forced below the surface of the plywood.
Building a small bird houseBasic tools required to build the free bird house plan
A square is required to mark lines that are at right angles. If a jig saw or rip saw is available
building the free small bird house plan is easier. Handsaws and coping saws will substitute.
Counter sink all the nail and screw holes then top and fill any holes and cracks on the
box. Sanding and painting of the free small roost box plan completes building of the
roost box plan. Do not touch finished surface.
Wood rasps can be used to bring the roost box panels to a flush fit. Power sanders are suitable for the dressing up of the birds home. Start sanding of the roost box with a course grade sand paper and then to a medium and finally a fine grade sandpaper. Painting will complete the birds roost box. Select an exterior grade paint that is lead free. A water based paint is preferred for finishing the bird box.
Plans for a roosting boxSide panels of the roosting box plan are the same.
If the sides of the birds box panels have a textured surface ensure
identical surfaces on the small bird box plan are located correctly
bird box and bird roosts
When pets move into the roosting box have them stay
for the entire year by warming their new bird home.
Build a small roost boxThe height of the back panel will be 350 mm ( 14 inches ) plus the
thickness of the floor panel. The width of the roost box back panel
will be 300 mm ( 12 inches ) plus twice the thickness of a side panel.
The roost box back panel will create stability to the roosting box.
Keep the edges of the roost box back flush with
the side and base edges of the pets home.
Check that the small roost box is square
before fixing the roost box panels together.
Free roosting box plan
The length of the roosting box roof is 400 millimeters ( 16 inches ) The width of the roof is 350 mm ( 14 inches )
An overlapping edge has been designed into the roosting box plans to stop rain or snow from hitting the walls of the box. The overlapping bird box roof also prevents floor damp.
The door opening of the roosting box plan is flush with the bottom of the floor & have a height of 300 millimeters ( 12 inches ) and a width of 150 millimeters ( 6 inches )
Plan for a small bird box
The measurements for the small bird box plan are for a medium sized bird with a height of 250 mm ( 10 inches ).
Length and width of the bird box base will be 300 mm ( 12 " )
Internal framing is placed on top of the bird box base and flush to the edges.
Screw, glue and nail the internal framing of the bird box from the underside of the base and into the framing.
Internal framing of the small bird box is fixed from the bottom box panel and into the timber framing to reduce splitting. Sides of the small bird box are positioned flush with the bird box base bottom.
Free plan for a small bird box
INSULATING A SMALL BIRD BOX
A box for birds can be warmed with a small bird box heater and insulation. Place insulation on the outside
of the small bird box to protect insulation from any aggressive birds. Light weight wooden panels pinned
to the small bird box for shielding increases insulation.
A heater can be fitted onto your new bird box
Warming your bird box in winter will invite birds to nest in your small bird box all year.
Several pet heaters are displayed on this web site designed for providing warmth for birds. Rain, hail or snow will not damage the small
weather proof heater. Full heater insulation protects your birds from injury. A low voltage system provides protection for you and family.
pet heaters costs less than $4 per month to operate. THAT PROTECTS YOUR WALLET
OUR SPECIAL OFFERfree shipping for the first 50 customers
on selected bird house heaters
bird house heaterWarm your pets with a weather proof bird house heater.
The bird heater will operate safely on a battery or transformer*
Rain or shine the bird house heater can be exposed to weather.
uniformly throughout your pets home. "Automatic thermostats" maintain the homes temperature at a comfortable level.
The bird house heater fan has filters to remove seed
husks and feathers. Spare filters are supplied free
Bird house heaters automatically stop and restart at a preset
temperature that is maintained at a safe and consistent level. REDUCED TO $43.83
Bird home heaters are easy to install. No special tools or skills are required. The low voltage pet heater simply connects to a small transformer or battery. Your power connections are supplied.
BIRD HOME HEATER*
Convert the floor, wall or ceiling
of your birds home into a heater
The bird home heater warms your pet home by contact. Heat is transmitted into the selected surface.
weather proof Birds can safely roost close to the heated surface of the bird home. Heating is controlled to provide warmth that does not exceed the temperature of your birds body. Contact with any surface will not cause an injury. Bird home heaters are the ideal choice when space is limited or the bird home is occupied by aggressive birds. Instructions and advice provided.
Build a bird bath and bird house from your old satellite dish.
Obsolete satellite discs that are your property* can only be used.
Minimum material is required to build a bird bath that doubles as a bird house.
BUILDING ITEMS REQUIRED
Discarded satellite dish
Piece of thin plywood
Length of chain Some fixtures
Position the finished birds house with enclosed bird bath in an area that is not exposed to high winds. Excessive movement of bird houses make birds nervous and reluctant to shelter inside the bird house or use the bird bath.
To build the bird house with a bird bath an obsolete satellite dish
will be the base of the bird house and also serve as a birds bath.
Satellite dishes are often protected by an excellent weather proof coating that prevents rust if undamaged.
Drill a hole into the center of the obsolete dish. This will form the bird house base. The hole must be positioned accurately to ensure that the bird house base sits horizontal to the ground. If the measurement does not allow the base to sit level then the bird bath water will not drain from the bird bath when the bird bath / bird house requires cleaning.
Fit a stainless steel bolt, nut, rubber washers and chain supports into the hole. The rubber washers ensure a tight seal that prevents water from leaking out of the bath
Before assembling of the bird house base commences the perimeter of the dish can be used to mark out the bird house roof shape as a substitute for the second satellite dish.
Cut out the desired bird roof shape and sand the rough edges back to a smooth surface.
Drill a hole into the center of the bird house roof and slide the roof onto the support chain.
Position the bird house roof at a suitable height and then apply a clear silicon to hold the bird house roof in place.
If solid supports are preferred then the chain can be repositioned onto the bird house / / bird bath roof.
Detachable bird house walls create a cool ventilated home and bird bath in the hot weather. Cleaning and maintenance of the bird house is also simplified.
A piece of ply wood molded to the bird house base circumference will make an ideal bird house wall and stop the cold weather from entering the bird house. Select plywood that is free from preservatives. This protects birds that have a tendency to chew on their bird house
Mark a spot on the bird house base where the wall is to commence. Measure around the perimeter of the dish up to the position where you require the bird house wall to finish. Transfer this length on to the material for the bird house wall then mark the height that is suited for your bird onto the of the plywood wall. Cut out the bird house wall to these measurements and dress the edges of the plywood with medium grade sandpaper. Shape the bird house wall to suit the circumference of the dish. This can be achieved by using a flexible plywood ( approx. 3 ply ) or molding a heavier plywood with the use of water & pressure.
When the desired shape is obtained dress the bird house wall with a fine sand paper
and select a suitable finish that complements your bird house appearance.
Fasten with counter sunk fittings to create a smooth, safe surface that will not injure the visiting birds.
This type of arrangement for a bird house with a built in bird bath makes cleaning of the bird house very easy. Simply tilt the bird house to allow the bird seed and bird bath water to drain away from the bird house base. Then rinse the bird bath surface and refresh the bird house seed and bird bath water.
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