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published: Feb 2008
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publisher: Firefly Books

Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders

From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders

by John Perkins

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list price: $19.95
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published: Feb 2008
ISBN:9781552091357
publisher: Firefly Books
Description

Local songbird populations are rapidly declining, and food, shelter and safe nesting areas are urgently needed. This remarkable book is packed with great ideas plus all the woodworking drawings and howto information needed for hobbyists and birders who want to build attractive birdhouses, feeders and nesting boxes that will attract birds.

Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a small balcony to the challenge of a magnificent bird mansion for a large garden. The 25 projects appeal to a variety of tastes, ranging from a traditional Victorian townhouse, to a tonguein-cheek Wild West saloon, to a medieval tournament tent.

Each project includes:

  • Detailed designs with acolor photo of the finished item
  • Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations
  • Enlarged and technical diagrams in color
  • List of recommended materials
  • Advice on choosing a location for best results.
Contributor Notes

John Perkins is an architectural design technician with a background in model-making as well as furniture and product design. A contributor to leading woodworking magazines and the author of several books, he is a technical and advertising consultant for leading tool companies.

 

Editorial Reviews

If you enjoy woodworking and birds, this book offers you plenty of projects, from basic bluebird boxes to log cabins, covered wagons, and pagoda feeders.

— Wildlife Activist

A helpful how-to book... plenty of photos for illustrations and drawings showing cutting and building techniques.

— Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal

Absolutely fun... quick projects and lots of ideas to share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available. This book is absolutely fun.... For some fun, quick projects and lots of ideas to share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available. For some fun, quick projects and lots of ideas to share with children or beginning woodworkers, this is one of the best of the many birdhouse books available.

— WoodCentral.com

Step-by-step illustrations, creative touches and good basic bird-friendly designs for the do-it-yourselfer, the bird lover and the woodworker.

— Muskoka Today

Step-by-step illustrations, creative touches and good basic bird-friendly designs for the do-it-yourselfer, the bird lover and the woodworker.

— Muskoka Today (Gravenhurst ON)

Step-by-step instructions and photos... information on encouraging birds to visit... will be equally at home as fanciful decorations.

— Country Accents

Perkins provides clear instructions on how to build a simple feeder all the way to elaborate multi-level birdhouses that will make your fly-in guests the envy of the local feathered scene.... You will soon find yourself building a variety of shapes and sizes to make your backyard and perfect resting place.

— North Shore News (North Vancouver)

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