how to build a bird box

This simple bird box is suitable for tits and other small birds.

Materials needed:

1 Length of untreated timber 100mm x 1050 mm

1 smaller piece of untreated timber 200mm x 150mm

approx 2 dozen screws to fix the box together

1 hinge for the lid


First mark out the larger piece of timber and cut to size.

Drill the 25mm diameter entrance hole in the front panel.

Assemble as shown and screw together.

Attach the lid with the hinge as the last picture shows, and your bird box is ready for fixing to a tree.

bird box illustrations

Illustrations A. Kerrison 2003

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