A bird’s nesting box, or a birdhouse, provides birds shelter and a place to build their nest and lay eggs. If you’d like to attract more birds or give the birds in your front yard a place to live, consider building this basic birdhouse.
Use a carpenter's square and a pencil to mark off the follow size pieces of wood from a plywood board: Front and back--8 5/8 by 6 1/2 inches Sides--6 1/2 by 5 inches Floor--6 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches 2 rails--5 1/2 by 1/2 inches Roof No. 1--6 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches Roof No. 2--6 by 9 1/4 inches Cut out the pieces.
Take the two rails you cut and mark the center of them with a pencil. Find the center of the inside front and back pieces and mark it as well. Line up one rail with each piece, aligning the center marks.
Use glue and nails to attach roof piece No. 2 on one side of the roof, making sure it stops at the top edge of the birdhouse. Attach roof piece No. 1 so that it covers the top of roof piece No. 2 and they fit together snugly.