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Purple Martin Bird House Plans – 16 Unit

Purple martin bird house plans, plans include free PDF download, illustrated instructions, and material list.

This purple martin bird house has 16 bird house units that measure 6″x6″ each.

Purple Martin Bird House Plans – Overview

 

Purple Martin Bird House Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

1 1/2″ deck screws

Cutting List

Cutting List

A – 2 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 17 3/4″ x 24 5/8″

B – 3 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 26 1/4″ x 17 3/4″

C – 2 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 6″ x 26 1/4″

D – 6 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 6″ x 12 3/4″

E – 1 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 14 9/16″ x 31 3/4″

F – 1 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 15 5/16″ x 31 3/4″

G – 4 – 3/4″ exterior plywood –  6″ x 27 3/4″

 

purple martin bird house plans step 1

Cut two pieces of plywood to 17 3/4″ x 24 5/8″ (A), cut the roof peak at 45 degree as shown on illustration above.

purple martin bird house plans step 2

Finish cutting the bird house sides (A) as shown on illustration above.

purple martin bird house plans

Cut three pieces of plywood to 26 1/4″ x 17 3/4″ (B), install as shown above. Drill pilot holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through (A) and into (B).

Drill vent holes to the floor pieces (B).

purple martin bird house plans step 4

Cut two pieces of plywood to 6″ x 26 1/4″ (C), notch as shown on illustration above.

purple martin bird house plans step 5

Cut six pieces of plywood to 6″ x 12 3/4″ (D), notch as shown on illustration above.

purple martin bird house plans step 6

Slide (D) into (C) as shown on illustration above.

purple martin bird house plans step 7

Install (C) (D).

purple martin bird house plans step 8

Cut a piece of plywood to 14 9/16″ x 31 3/4″ (E) and one piece of plywood to 15 5/16″ x 31 3/4″ (F). Drill pilot holes and install using 1 1/2″ deck screws. Screw through the roof (E) (F) and into the sides (A).

purple martin bird house plans step 9

Cut four pieces of plywood to 6″ x 27 3/4″ (G). Cut out the bird house entrance.

purple martin bird house plans step 10

Slide (G) into the bird house, sand if necessary.

purple martin bird house plans step 11

Purple martin bird houses can be very heavy, mount and secure properly.

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2 comments

  1. very good design, been looking for this awhile. plan to build one or two this winter for the spring.

  2. This looks like a great project for a species which is fairly rare, at least in these parts (NE). However, there does not appear to be dimensions for the entry holes, nor information on how high to mount and where. Many bird species are very particular about where they’ll nest, and the size of the cavity hole – most martin nest houses I’ve seen are about 15-20′ high on a very sturdy post, in open field. I’m sure there’s info online. Otherwise you might as well call it an English sparrow house, because these aggressive non-native pests will take over.

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