Birdhouse Projects

Here at Popular Woodworking Magazine, our editors have been building birdhouses for years, and we have a wealth of birdhouse plans for your yard – everything from decorative birdhouse plans to common wren birdhouse plans and even bat box plans. Simple birdhouse plans are really fun to follow, and the results will delight you. But we’re making it even easier to build a birdhouse with this special offer – we’re making it FREE! Your copy of the “Birdhouse Plan Combo Pack” includes two favorite bird box plans that you can assemble today. Why wait? High-quality, free birdhouse plans don’t come along every day. Download the combo pack now, and start building!

Campaign Birdhouse, the Movie

I often joke that I will someday make my fortune by writing a birdhouse book – typically the best-selling woodworking books (by far). And many readers have asked (jokingly) why I didn’t include a campaign birdhouse in my latest book on campaign-style furniture. So it was amusing when woodworker Ric Archibald showed up with...

Turning a Segmented Birdhouse

Need a quick project you can turn from some flat scraps of dimensioned lumber? This birdhouse is the answer. As Tim Yoder shows you in this week’s episode of Popular Woodturning, it’s easy to make this project from a glued-up blank. And with Tim’s innovative hollowing technique, you can create a birdhouse that’s 6 inches...

Small Woodworking Projects – Great and All

Okay, I like animals, and the title of this post is a play on the James Herriot novel. I saw a robin outside the other day. I’m taking it to be either the first sign of spring or the first sign of the dog I’m caring for being momentarily absent from the yard near...

Building A Chickadee House

The two most numerous chickadee species in North America are the black-capped chickadee found primarily throughout the northern U.S. and Canada, and the Carolina chickadee native to the southeast U.S. Both birds have a distinctive black cap and bib separated by white cheeks, and gray back and wings. Their bodies have an orange cast,...

Lie-Nielsen Has Nothing to Fear

My psychological oddities include: A fear of being tackled by females in elf suits and enmity toward all birdhouses. Perhaps my hostility to birdhouses springs from my days as a Cub Scout where I built too many of them. Heck, I’m also still haunted by visions of milking a plywood cow with an udder...

Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day

When it comes to building birdhouses, there are just a few rules to follow: The projects should be simple, fun and quick to build. And the finished result should easily attract your flying friends. "Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day" is filled with 51 complete plans for projects that...

Talking Birdhouse With A.J. Hamler

We sat down (metaphorically) with A.J. Hamler, author of the upcoming “Easy to Build Birdhouses” to get his take on the subject: Q: Why birdhouses? A: Birdhouses are among the most satisfying of woodworking projects. They’re fast to make, require only small amounts of materials, and can be made with just a basic toolkit....