Want to see how a small shopping list can yield big results? Make this DIY birdhouse from a single pine board!
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Cut the board according to the Project & Cutting Diagram. From a 1/2-inch dowel, cut a perch 2 inches long. Sand all the parts smooth with 150-grit sandpaper. On the front face, drill the 1-1/2-inch opening and a 1/2-inch hole for the perch. Sand the surfaces smooth and glue the perch in place. Glue and clamp the two sides to the back panel.
When the back and side joints are dry, glue and clamp the bottom and front.
Cut 3/4 inch off the length of one of the top panels -- this will make the overhang even on both sides. Glue the roof panels together. Use painter's tape instead of a clamp.
Apply glue to the top edges of the front and back and set the roof assembly in place.
Use painter's tape to secure the top in place while the glue dries.
When the glue is dry, remove the tape and paint or stain the house.