How to build a bird house out of scrap wood

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Today I’m going to be showing you guys how to build a bird house out of scrap wood! This past week was extremely crazy with digital learning and our youngest son had his heart set on making a bird house. So I went out into the shed to see how much scrap wood we had for this project, and we were in luck! I had a couple pieces leftover from our DIY bathroom vanity! We hopped on Pinterest and he showed me the ones he thought looked the coolest. I obviously helped add a little minimal and modern flare to it.

Here are the materials we used for this DIY birdhouse.

Materials:

1×8 oak board

2×6

1×6 oak board

Nail gun

1×1 oak board

Finishing nails

Wood glue

Miter Saw

Compressor

1.5 inch drill bit

Tutorial:

The first thing I did was cut a 25 degree angle on my red oak 1×6 scraps, and the top of my 2×6 scrap. This gave our birdhouse more of a modern twist. By cutting these three pieces at the same angle, we could attach a sloped roof (1×8 red oak board)

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The first thing you’re going to do is start with your base.

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Then apply wood glue to the bottom of your angled 1×6.

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Here’s what it will look like once attached with the nail gun.

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Then you’ll grab your 1×6 angled piece, apply glue, and attach to the back of the birdhouse base.

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Repeat on the front side of the birdhouse base with your second 1×6 board.

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Here’s what your birdhouse will look like from the side view once your back and side walls have been attached using wood glue and a nail gun.

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Then you’ll want to grab your last angled 1×6 scrap piece and attach it to the side of the birdhouse.

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Finally, grab your slanted 1×8 roof piece and glue and nail it onto the top of your birdhouse. Do you see that hole in the front board? That was already there, and not intentional, however it was the perfect spot for our bird hole.

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Using our 1×5 in spade bit, we drilled a hole so the birds could access the birdhouse.

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Once we finished drilling the access hole, we lightly sanded the edges and spray painted the entire thing black!

And that’s how to build a bird house out of scrap wood! We hope you guys loved this easy tutorial! We’re trying to grow our Youtube subscribers. Our goal is too pass 100 this month! We would love it you clicked through the video below and followed us over there!

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