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SMALL BIRD HOUSE PLAN

Measurements for the small bird house plan will suit small to medium sized birds but can be increased.

Materials for building the free bird house plan are 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

Free bird house plans

Assembling the free small bird house commences with the bird house base and sides. Constructing the small bird house will be simplified by following instructions and steps from the bird house plan. Changes to the small bird house plan should be made before joining the bird house panels.

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Framing connected to large bird houses may be required if a panel flexes. Joints "on all bird houses" are glued, nailed or screwed to produce a strong pets home that can withstand 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 holes in 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


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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 will remain warmer in winter by trapping heat.

The sides of the free small bird house plan are placed with the shortest end positioned at the back 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 house

Basic tools required to build the free bird house plan
  • measuring tape
  • claw hammer
  • screw driver
  • nail punch
  • hand saw
A square will also be 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.


Free small roost box plan

  • Plan for a roost box starts with the roost box base.
  • The next panels are roof and sides of the roost box.
  • Rear and front panel complete the last box section.

Cutting of the free small roost box plan in this order will reduce the amount of plywood required to build the box.

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Exposed edges of the roost box will require dressing to prevent damp from entering. 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.


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.



Plans for a roosting box

Side panels of the roosting box plan are the same.

If the sides of the birds roosting box panels have a textured surface ensure that identical surfaces on the small bird box plan are facing outwards or inwards.

When pets move into the roosting box have them stay for the entire year by warming their new home

Build a small roost box


The 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 stabilty when it is fixed 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


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The length of the roosting box roof will be 400 millimeters ( 16 inches ) The width of the roof will be 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 will be flush with the bottom of the floor and 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 ).

bird box plan Length and width of the bird box base will be 300 mm ( 12 inches )

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. The sides of the small bird box are positioned flush with the bottom of the bird box base.

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 and provide protection for the insulation from any aggressive birds. Light weight wooden panels pinned to the small bird box for shielding will also increase 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.

There are several pet heaters 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 $5 per month to operate and that protects your wallet

DISCLAIMER

To build and heat a birds house, bird box or roosting box the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the small bird house. The use of any material that has been coated or treated with chemicals that may be toxic to your birds should be avoided.Pets cannot be constantly supervised and it is not unusual for them to attack their enclosures. Face the opening of the small bird house, small roost box and small bird box away from any prevailing winds. When using tools to build the small roost box plan or bird house plan ensure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times. Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area. Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised. The free small bird house plans and free small roost box, free bird box plan and roosting box plans supplied are for personal use only and have all been built and tested for strength and operation. To my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The bird house plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk. The choice of bird house, roosting box, bird box or any other building plans for small pets found on this web site and the suitability for the chosen project is entirely your responsibility. You agree to indemnify eggheater from any claims, damages, personal injuries and expenses in regards to any building any bird house projects and birdhouse plans found on this web site.


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free small bird house plan



To build the pictured bird houses using the small bird house plan, small roost box plan
or the free small bird box plan is vey easy.

Simply outline the panels for the pet home you require using the free bird home plan ( basically a box shape ) and then draw the required angles to shape your bird house.

When your are satisfied with the finished design cut out the panels and assemble.








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DON'T FORGET TO HEAT YOUR NEW PET HOME






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Bird house heaters are weather proof and no larger than a tennis ball


A simple application of glue into the base cap will allow the light weight pet heater to be positioned in any area including hanging from the roof of your bird house.



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EGGHEATER: warming pets since 1998

Pet heaters used to warm the aviary and other appliances that have an electrical supply to the pets home must have electrical leads in a safe area. When constructing a heated aviary, bird cage, bird house or bird box organize the safe positioning of the electrical leads before commencing construction of the the heated birds home. The heating products displayed may be operated on a transformer or battery* additional unless otherwise stated. The touch safe bird heaters are weather proof but all connecting leads must be placed in a safe and dry area.



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