Easy DIY Fence Post Birdhouse

$25
1 Hour
Medium
How to make this easy DIY PVC Fence Post birdhouse
This maintenance free birdhouse is easy to build. Check out our short how to video with step by step instructions. If you find the video helpful please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my DIY youtube Channel.
Start with a pvc fence or railing post. I also bought the bottom trim. In addition I had a scrap piece of trex from a deck project which will be used for the bird house floor
Mark and cut the trex to fit into the bottom trip. This can be glued in place with a little silicone.
Mark 45 degree angles on the post upright, for the roofline.
The PVC can be cut with a circular saw, chop saw or even a jig saw.
Drill a hole for the entry. We used a 1 1/4 speed bore. You may want to adjust the size of this opening depending the the types of birds in your area.
We added a wood perch but this is not mandatory. In fact many will claim that the birds do not need a perch and that it could be used by predators.
I used two small scraps of white plastic for the roof. These are glued in place with silicone.
The bird house was attached to the tree with a wood screw and log bit through the bird hole opening.
Check out our short how to video with step by step instructions. If you find the video helpful please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my DIY youtube Channel.

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  • Elizabeth Kelly Elizabeth Kelly on Jul 22, 2017
    Love it! But, Wouldn't the maintenance free material be too hot for the bird eggs?

  • Rhg8253491 Rhg8253491 on Jul 22, 2017
    Where is the clean out door? Never put a perch on your boxes. Predators sit and harras the nesters. What kind of birds are you trying to attract, depends on size of hole. Good idea.

  • I just put together a birdhouse that attaches to your outside window so that you can see the birds nesting through two way glass. I sure don't want to hurt any feathered friends. I didn't know about not having a perch. I assume it's larger birds who might be the predators. Why would it be a death trap?

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  • Victoria Ann Marie Dalby Victoria Ann Marie Dalby on Jul 23, 2017
    Check this out with the RSPB - it is a bird deathtrap!

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    • Teresa Teresa on Jul 24, 2017
      Composite materials are what 80% of birdhouses in stores sell, honestly, type in "Composite birdhouses" on google. People love to create drama. The composite and the perch - will not harm the bird -

  • Freedomrose Freedomrose on Jul 25, 2017
    my best friends hubby made me this birdhouse with a Florida theme. We moved from Jersey to FL a few years back. To our surprise, we have a 'floridian' resident

    • Jean Jean on Jul 26, 2017
      Laura,that is so very cute ,I want one,where ???

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