No birds will fly this magnificent coop created by Ken Wingard.
DIY Mid-Century Birdhouse
- 1” X 6” wood cut to
- 12” – x 1
- 6”- x 2
- 4”- x 1
- 2.5” – x 1
- 1.5” – x 1
- 1” X 8” wood cut to
- 16” – x 2
- 2” hole saw bit
- Wood glue
- Paint in mid-century inspired colors
- Decorative sheet metal grate, preferably aluminum
- Tin snips
- Wood trim
- Miniature faux succulents
- 1 ½” wooden dowel
- 1” drill bit
- Wood post or chain and eye hooks
- Measuring tape
- Sanding blocks or sandpaper
- Cut the wood to size or have it cut to size for you at your local hardware store since they are all straight cuts. Sand any rough edges.
- Drill a hole into one of the 6” cut 1” x 6” pieces to create the bird’s front door.
- Paint the walls, base and roof to desired colors. Keep in mind that the 1” x 8” cuts are the base and roof and that the 1” x 6” cuts are the walls. Allow set aside to dry.
- Cut the trim pieces to 5 ¾”.
- Cut the metal grate to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” using tin snips. Measure and mark first.
- Paint the cut grate to size, set aside to dry.
- Arrange then wood trim slats then use e6000 to adhere. PRO TIP: for even spacing, place the outer two and center slats first.
- Place decorative grate pieces then glue in place.
- Arrange the wall pieces standing in place on the base creating an “l” step shape. Use wood glue to secure in place. Place the roof with glue to secure.
- To create the potted succulents, cut the dowel in to 2” piece for the “plant pots”, drill a hole into the center of each piece. Glue a succulent into each “pot”.
- Place the succulent pots, glue to adhere.
- Display as desired. Allow the glue to set for 24 hours then attach to post or hang with chain from eyehooks then enjoy!