Advisory: The use of a power tool should be done with the assistance of an adult/parent or guardian and completed with necessary safety equipment. For this project i would recommend an adult/parent or guardian to cut the wooden boards to size and shapes prior to assembly.
Materials and Equipment Needed to Build this Simple Birdhouse
Wood: 1″ x 6″ x 5′ (2.5cm x 15cm x 150cm)
Screws: Approximately 1.5″ (4cm) long
Power drill/ Impact driver
Hand saw or Chop saw
1.5 inch Drill bit for the entrance hole
A small drill bit for drilling pilot holes
Step 3: Assemble the birdhouse.
I would begin by drilling pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting. I use a combination of glue and screws to attach the sides, floor, and back of the birdhouse together. Personally, I use a cabinet framing vise to ensure that each corner is connected at a 90 degree angle. I begin be connecting the front to the sides so that I can see if there is any warping in the wood that I might need to consider when connecting the roof, floor and back. I had some warping on one of the side boards that required a clamp in order for me to square up the sides for attaching the back panel.