If you spend a lot of time in the yard or garden during the warm weather, then this do-it-yourself birdhouse will make a great summer project. Not only will the birds love it, but as it ages the wood (western cedar) will turn a soft silver color and the copper roof will acquire a handsome green patina.

 The project calls for just eight pieces and is easy enough for beginners. To build, simply cut the parts out of inexpensive cedar fencing (other wood may be substituted), cut out, sand and assemble everything using glue and finish nails. To finish, roof the projects using sheet copper and copper tacks. The project measures about 16 inches tall by 8 inches wide by 7 inches deep.

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48 Responses to “Cedar Birdhouse Plans”
    • Doug

      Very wise Edward! Being able to open and clean will allow you to have more birds in the future as I understand this. Good one!.

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  1. Matt Reynolds

    I ‘m a highschool Woodshop teacher and I hope there are a few free plans here on this site.

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  2. Steven P TYraw

    Sell birdhouses at benefits and fairs and have ones ask about kits for home or child assembly. Hope this item might just fill the ticket.

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  3. Steven P Traw

    Often sell birdhouses at benefits and fairs with requests for kits for home put-together projects. Hope these plans may provide just the answer.

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  4. lucien

    barn swallos like an oval hole11/2″ wide4/4 to 7/8″ hjgh over 5″ from bottom with no perch this stops predaters from
    attacking their young

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    • WWGOA Team

      You will find options in this category at woodworking specialty stores and online retailers such as Amazon.com. Easy Wood Tools (http://www.easywoodtools.com/) is a popular provider of such tools, but there are many options becoming available in this category.

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      Hi, Rose! This is a Premium plan. To access this plan, please log into your account using your username and password.

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      Hi, Mark! This is a Premium Plan. Please make sure you’re logged in with your username and password to view it.

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  5. Chas Tiedemann

    I love building Bird houses and feeders. I like having them come around so I can take photos of them.

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    • WWGOA Team

      Hi, Jim! Please let us know what type of error message you’re receiving when you’re attempting to access these plans.

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  6. Alfred Verrall

    I am retired and a beginner and find at working with wood, and have found this site very interesting

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  7. joseph

    There are no provisions for opening the bird house to clean it out for the season.
    The dowel perch is not necessary and gives predatory birds a better foot hold to raid the nest.
    Entrance hole should be sized as small as possible for the birds you hope will occupy the house.

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