I made a few of these with my son and they are a great project to do with kids or with any group. You could even make a fundraiser out of this where the kids build and then paint/augment the design.

Due to its design you don’t really need any power tools at all, although a jigsaw and electric screwdriver make the job easier.

Birdhouse for Beginners

With its classic good looks, this one-board birdhouse will fit anywhere.


While this birdhouse is as simple as it gets, it has a lot going for it. It can be made very quickly…uses minimal materials and tools…and boasts a sleek look that will make any budding woodworker proud to say, “I built it all by myself!”.

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