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Birdhouse builder's manual
Grodski, Charles.
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Publication Information:
East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Pub. Co., [1999]

Physical Description:
iv, 99 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Central Library QL676.5 .G68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Choosing a beautiful birdhouse that will transform any backyard into a popular nesting site for feathered friends is easy with this design, construction, and installation guide. With photos and drawings, this book outlines the use of power tools and accessories; how to measure, mark, and lay out; what kinds of wood to use; adhesives and fasteners; and paints and caulking. It provides complete instruction for four projects--the twin gable house, log cabin, wagon wheel, and Victorian manor. Each project includes full-color photos of the finished birdhouses; step-by-step instructions with photos of the cutting, assembling, and finishing; a full set of measured drawings; and a parts and materials list.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. iv
Introductionp. 1
Galleryp. 4
Getting Startedp. 19
Power Toolsp. 19
Measuring and Marking Toolsp. 21
Woodp. 22
Fastenersp. 22
Adhesivesp. 23
Paints and Caulkingp. 23
Safetyp. 23
Project 1 Twin-Gable Hide-Awayp. 25
Materials Listp. 26
Patternsp. 26
Step-by-Stepp. 34
Project 2 Log Cabinp. 39
Materials Listp. 40
Patternsp. 41
Step-by-Stepp. 50
Project 3 Wagon Wheel Homesteadp. 57
Materials Listp. 58
Patternsp. 59
Step-by-Stepp. 66
Project 4 Victorian Manorp. 75
Materials Listp. 76
Patternsp. 78
Step-by-Stepp. 86
Appendix A Roof Pitchesp. 98
Appendix B Birdhouse Dimensionsp. 99

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