Best Birdhouses for Your Backyard
Build birdhouses that attract the birds you want! Most birdhouse books are overly complex, with intricate projects that take hours of work. Are they attractive? Sure. But useful? Depends. The Best Birdhouses for Your Backyard puts birds' needs first! You'll find more than a dozen easy-to-build projects that include: Information about the bird each house attracts, including vital statistics Guidelines for strategic placement of your birdhouses Considerations for making sure your birds are safe and comfortable Special tips for dealing with raccoons and other predators Complete materials list Advice on hardware and supplies Detailed step-by-step instructions Special woodworking tips You'll also find guidelines for choosing woods that can outlast the elements, charts with tool descriptions and comparisons, resource lists, construction techniques, finishing advice and more. You'll have fun in the shop while providing safe, attractive homes for your favorite feathered friends.
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