1. Cut and assemble the front, back, sides and base from red cedar. E.g., front and back - 8 in. tall, 6 in. wide. Sides - 4.5 in. tall, 5 in. wide. Base - 5 in. by 4.75 in. (approx.)
["I built six houses in one go. Saves time and energy"]
2. Build a small bench. Sit down, take a break. Or, attach it to the front of the birdhouse and let the birds relax.
["Put a few seeds in the wee flower pot"]
3. Add a roof. Birds find it helpful. Coverage required - 8 in. long, 5 in. wide. (I used two slats per side, approx. 3/8ths in. thick).
["I love being up to my hips in western cedar!"]
If you can find western cedar for the roof, as I did (from a boat dock that was being torn apart; final destination was going to be the landfill until I walked by and offered to assist with disposal), you and the birds will be happy campers for years to come.
Photos by GH
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