In Praise of the Basic Birdhouse

This nest box is easy to build, and will provide critical shelter for birds you’ll love to watch.

This homemade birdhouse can attract a variety of birds to your back yard, including house wrens.
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You can build our Basic Birdhouse with a few pieces of lumber, tools you probably have on hand and an hour or so of your time. 
Chickadees are just one of several birds that could make your backyard birdhouse home.
With a few simple modifications, you can adapt the Basic Birdhouse design to attract bluebirds.
Birdhouse Diagram
The Mother Earth News Basic Birdhouse. Follow the steps outlined in the article and you can make this nest box in no time.

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