Summary: Learn how to make a bird box, measure the wood, cut the wood, join the pieces to make the bird house.
The addition of a bird house in your garden can be exciting and often enjoyable as wildlife is much sought after, particularly in urban areas. Bird houses are inexpensive and simple to build, but offer a place for birds of many different species to breed in a place where you can easily view.
You will want to consider how you are going to build the house. Wood is the best material option as metal can heat to very high temperatures if hot weather. Certain features should be considered such as drainage holes in the base of the house if water leaks into the box.
Also a sloped roof is needed to help avoid leaks or a build up of water. The location of the house is very important too. You will want to attract birds to your box, so it is important that the box is high enough off the ground and facing away from the direction of the prevailing wind.
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