How to Make a Double Decker Birdhouse
If you'd like to see more birds around your home, try making this double decker birdhouse, which features a traditional bird feeder and a hummingbird feeder. This "condo" will interest plenty of feathered beauties, and keep them coming back for more. The best part about this project is that it will only cost you about $15-$20 to make.
Take a large 1/2-inch piece of plywood and trace templates for all the pieces of your birdhouse. Cut them out. Drill through both side pieces of the house at the same time to create an even hole for the dowel.
Attach the bottom to the first side piece using wood glue. Glue the second side panel and the front panel of the birdhouse. Secure with a nail gun. Drill two holes in the front panel so the birds can enter.
Glue and insert the "shelf" for the birdhouse and secure with a nail gun. Glue the back piece on the same way.
Thread the dowel through the two holes. Glue and nail the roof on. Drill holes for short dowels. Glue into place to create perches for the birds.
Drill through either side of the dowel so that you can hang two eye hooks. Open two links of the chain and place one on each eye hook. Hook the full chain on and then crimp the ends to secure the chain.
Paint the birdhouse. Hang bird seed on one side and a hummingbird feeder on the other side before hanging the entire "condo" for birds to enjoy.
Items You'll Need
- Large piece of 1/2-inch thick plywood
- Birdhouse template
- Circular Saw
- Nail gun
- Large dowel
- Small dowel
- 2 eye hooks
- Wood glue