Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Micro Table


I do like these mini bird tables, this one has a base of about 5"x5".
I just need to add some silicon sealer to the centre joint to stop any water leakage onto the table and its all set to go.

Another Football Shield Bird House


Another requested bird house, this one with the Wolverhampton Wanderers logo,
28mm entrance hole for blue and great tits.

Here you can see the incline of the roof and the vent holes under the eaves.
These holes are essential to keep down the build up of bacteria in bird houses, though most people who make bird houses do not seem to include them.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Valentine Bird House


Ok the next event is Valentines Day so I thought I would add some embellishments to a bird house, the entry hole surround is a shaped piece of hardwood, cut and sanded to the obligatory heart shape with a 25mm entry hole for small birds.
The side pegs hold the flap closed (obviously) and the flap is hinged making cleaning easier (apparently bird houses do need cleaning out after the nesting season to encourage nesting again and to make sure the environment in the box stays healthy).
There is a vent shaft at front and rear top and water expulsion holes scattered around on the base (important to stop fungal growth).  Also on the inner side of the front flap there are ridges cut into the wood (what I like to call Chick Assist) to aid chicks in climbing out of te box when it comes time for their first flight, again this is an important but often overloked feature.