How to Build a Basic Birdhouse

Our Basic Birdhouse design is easy to build and will provide critical shelter for backyard birds. You can learn how to build a basic birdhouse, all you need is a few hours of time, some basic tools and a simple piece of lumber. Best of all, you’ll attract house wrens, titmice, nuthatches, chickadees or downy woodpeckers to your back yard. And with simple changes, you can modify this design to make a bluebird house.

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.
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.
Illustration by Michael Otteman