Snapguide
STEPS
TOOLS
First make a template of the front of the bird house

First make a template of the front of the bird house

Using trace paper mark in the entrance. Then draw the character  you choose. This one is a fun bear.

Using trace paper mark in the entrance. Then draw the character you choose. This one is a fun bear.

Transfer the drawing to hard paper and make templates of each piece.

Transfer the drawing to hard paper and make templates of each piece.

Trace onto cedar and paint if desired each template

Trace onto cedar and paint if desired each template

The nose was cut with a scroll saw and the 1 1/2 inch hole cut using  a forsner bit and a drill press.

The nose was cut with a scroll saw and the 1 1/2 inch hole cut using a forsner bit and a drill press.

Ears are two layers and eye pupils are a large button.

Ears are two layers and eye pupils are a large button.

Paint the house to match.  Nail all the pieces with glue as well to the bird house.

Paint the house to match. Nail all the pieces with glue as well to the bird house.

Fun for the back yard

Fun for the back yard

The old man

The old man

Leafy fun

Leafy fun

Deer for the birds

Deer for the birds

The Viking

The Viking

After gluing and nailing I must touch up the eyes with paint.

  • Bird house
  • Wood 1/2 inch thick
  • Band saw or scroll saw
  • Glue
  • Nails
  • Paint and brush