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Most bird houses look alike.  This can get monotonous when landscaping your yard.  This clever house looks different and intrigues the eye.  To build this house, you need 45 inches of 1 X 7 cedar wood.  You will also need wood screws to put the house together.  One and one half inch number 8 screws work well.  You will need to drill pilot holes before inserting the screws or the cedar will split.

You need to cut your wood into these pieces:

1 back 7 X 16 inches

2 sides 7 X 9 1/8 inches

1 bottom 7 X 4 inches

1 front 7 X 10 1/2 inches

1 roof 7 X 3 inches

Next, take both side boards.  Mark a line at one and one half inch on the top of the board.  Then connect the mark with a line run to the far side of the long part of the board.  The line should be 11 1/2 inches long.  Cut along this line. On one of the boards, go down three inches and make a circle with a diameter of 1 1/8 inches.  Cut it out.  The diameter is important because it allows chickadees in but not English sparrows.


Next, attach the two sides to the back.

Now, put the front on the two sides.

Now, put the bottom on .

Finally, put the roof on.  This is what it should look like when finished.




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