Easy to Build Birdhouses - A Natural Approach: Must Know Info to Attract and Keep the Birds You Want

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A Nature-Friendly Way to Attract and House Birds

Birdhouses are a favorite project among woodworkers. Made of inexpensive materials, they are quick to build and a pleasure for the whole neighborhood. Easy to Build Birdhouses includes 26 fun projects for woodworkers of all skill levels. Part 1 talks about construction basics, wood grain, doors and access, proper drainage and ventilation, interiors, materials and hardware, paint and stain, and house mounting and support methods. It also addresses birdhouse placement and how to attract birds. Part 2 shows how to make birdhouses using natural materials to help them blend in with their surroundings. Part 3 shows how to make bird feeders that help attract birds. Part 4 provides examples of colorful and whimsical birdhouses, like a lighthouse and a Cape Cod bungalow, that are a little more advanced.

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About the author

AJ. Hamler is the former editor of Woodshop News and was the founding editor of Woodcraft Magazine. He recently served as Senior Editor for The Collins Complete Woodworker (HarperCollins/Smithsonian). When not in his workshop, his other interests include science fiction (writing as A.J. Austin, he's published two novels and numerous short stories), gourmet cooking and Civil War reenacting.

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Publisher
Popular Woodworking Books
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Published on
Jun 8, 2010
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781440310201
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / General
Crafts & Hobbies / Woodwork
House & Home / Woodworking
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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