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How to build birdhouses and feeders : featuring 11 step-by-step woodworking projects
Moss, Stephen, 1960-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, OH : Popular Woodworking Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
79 : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Format :


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Material Type
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QL676.5 .M68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
QL676.5 .M68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Making birdhouses and feeders is a rewarding hobby that appeals to the bird lover and the woodworker alike. These eleven birdhouse and feeder projects will enhance any garden and provide an ideal way to entice birds closer to the home. Woodworking experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater worked with professional ornithologist Stephen Moss to produce these designs that are easy to build, attractive and functional. They also include: * information on the feeding and nesting habits of birds * advice on the proper siting of a birdhouse or feeder to best attract birds * basic woodworking techniques, tools and materials lists * a variety of designs from a natural log titmouse box to a Japanese bird bath and a folk art bird feeder Photographs, detailed assembly diagrams and step-by-step instructions make the projects accessible to anyone, from the novice to the experienced woodworker. Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of woodworking books on diverse subjects. They have written more than 40 highly successful books to date, including Building Shelves in a Weekend and Making Wooden Mechanical Models. Stephen Moss has been a birdwatcher all his life. A journalist and broadcaster, he has written several books and contributes regularly to Birdwatch magazine.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Part 1 Birds in Your Gardenp. 8
Attracting Birds to Your Gardenp. 10
Feeding Garden Birdsp. 12
Nesting and Nestboxesp. 14
Pests and Predatorsp. 16
Part 2 Materials, Tools and Techniquesp. 18
Materialsp. 20
Tools and Techniquesp. 22
Mounting Methodsp. 26
Part 3 The Projectsp. 28
Natural Log Titmouse Boxp. 30
Standard Open-Front Boxp. 34
Bark Brown Creeper Boxp. 38
Owl Chimney Boxp. 42
Japanese Bird Bathp. 46
Brain-Teaser Feederp. 50
Rustic Bird Feederp. 54
Feeding Stationp. 58
Carved Decoy Duck Raft Feederp. 62
Folk Art Feeder Housep. 66
Edwardian-Style Dovecotep. 72
Useful Addressesp. 78
Further Readingp. 79
Indexp. 80