If you want to attract more birds to your yard, you should try making a variety of bird houses and bird feeders. The projects in these books will help inspire you to do just that.
From fanciful houses that resemble animal figures to more traditional designs, such as dovecote and martin houses, this exquisite book features gorgeous birdhouses and tells the stories behind them.
The 25 easy-to-follow designs presented here (with the author's humorous and philosophical asides) will make both birds and people happy.
Choosing a beautiful birdhouse that will transform any backyard into a popular nesting site for feathered friends is easy with this design, construction, and installation guide. With photos and drawings, this book outlines the use of Power tools and accessories, how to measure, mark, and lay out, what kinds of wood to use, adhesives and fasteners, and paints and caulking. It provides complete instruction for four projects -- the twin gable house, log cabin, wagon wheel, and Victorian manor.
Subtitled 'Complete Plans and Instructions for Bird-Friendly Nesting and Feeding Sites', this book explains how to build birdhouses and feeders along with details on customizing the designs to attract certain types of birds. Besides instructions and color plans, this book includes information about hanging, cleaning, basics on birding, and hints for dealing with predators.
The 65 designs are illustrated with detailed dimensioned drawings of each part and an assembled isometric drawing to show the finished project. Any woodworker with minimal skills will be able to build these designs.
Subtitled 'How to Attract, Feed, and Provide Homes for Birds'. This book shares information about 20 'favorite' backyard birds, directions for designing gardens to attract them, plans for building feeders and birdhouses, tips for photographing birds, and a log to list birds observed.
Crafters, birders, gardeners, naturalists and home decorators will delight in making these birdhouses. Featuring thirteen projects suitable for the beginning crafter to the experienced woodworker, it presents readers with a variety of techniques to help them build rustic, whimsical and all-natural birdhouses.