Make a Bluebird House out of a Tree Stump

Invite bluebirds to your garden with their very own house made from a dead tree.


| June/July 1993



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Clean drill-out center with chisel.


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Building bluebird houses from renewable resource materials isn't fooling with Mother Nature-it's playing right into her hand. Several years ago I got the idea to make bluebird houses out of natural wood blocks. After all, they often look for nests in hollows of abandoned trees, so I figured this would be the next best thing. I've tried out quite a few at this point, and bluebirds just love them. No special talent is required to make these attractive houses, and all you need are a few regular shop tools.

Materials:

—dead tree, 6" to 7" diameter

—course-toothed hand saw or chain saw

—electric drill





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