How Do You Build A Roosting Bird House For Free?
Not many things in life are free these days, but it is possible to build a roosting birdhouse for free using salvaged materials from around the house, garage, and from local torn down barns. The result will be a functional, rustic-looking birdhouse, which will keep birds comfortable and warm all winter long. It is also a philanthropic act to provide aviary housing, particularly in large cities where there is a growing shortage of habitat for nesting birds because of dead trees with nesting cavities being cut down. Gather scrap materials together. Ask a local farmer whether old barn wood can be harvested from fallen barns. Most side boards on old barns are 12 inches wide. Bring home one barn wood board or smaller boards totaling 7 feet in length to build the bird roosting house. Cut four boards from the barn wood plank, with three measuring 12″ x 12″ and one measuring 12″ x 18″. These four boards will be the front, back, and sides of the roosting box. For decorative value, decide which