Step G: Add the Finishing Touches
1. Drill a pilot hole in the edge of the front piece,
placed about 1" from the lower edge of the house. Screw
in a shoulder hook, positioning it to hold the side
2. Sand the birdhouse smooth, and then paint or stain
it as desired.
You can embellish this basic birdhouse many ways.
There are, however, a few important things to keep in
mind: Don't paint or apply preservatives to the inside
of the house, the inside edge of the entrance hole, or
within 1/4" of the face of the entrance hole. And
remember, some birds are wary of bright colors, so stay
within medium tones as you choose paint and ornaments.
If you live in a warm climate, avoid using black or
other very dark colors- absorb heat and can make the
house too hot for birds to inhabit.
3. Attach screw eyes through the roof, near the peak.
Attach chains to the screw eyes and hang the birdhouse.