Turn your garden into a haven for your feathered friends with this book of simple and attractive bird houses to make and make over. Setting up a bird house in your garden will provide birds with a place to rest and raise their young, and will also add a touch of colour and style.
Only basic woodworking and crafting skills, materials and tools are needed. There are easy-to-follow step-by-step photography and instructions throughout, and there are diagrams where required to help ensure your measurements are accurate. Several variations are given for different parts of the bird house so that you have even more options to choose from.
Chapters cover: building a basic box, roof styles, roof treatments, wall treatments, doors, windows and other features, painting and finishing, base treatment and mounting your bird house. One basic bird house can be made into something unique, depending on the combination of features you choose and how you paint and finish it.
AUTHOR: Woodworker and journalist Alan Goodsell has written extensively on woodworking and tools for a range of magazines including the highly acclaimed Woodturning magazine, The Router, and Furniture & Cabinetmaking (GMC Publications). Alan lives in Florida.