Bluebird house plans, plans include a free PDF download (link at bottom of blog post), material list, drawings, and instructions.
Bluebird House Plans – Overview
Bluebird House Plans – Material List
A – 1 – 1×6 – 4″x4″
B – 2 – 1×6 – 4″x10 3/4″ (22.5-degree angle cut on top end)
C – 1 – 1×6 – 13 1/2″ – (22.5-degree bevel cut on top edge)
D – 1 – 1×6 – 9 1/2″ – (22.5-degree bevel cut on top edge)
E – 1 – 1×8 – 7 1/2″
F – 1 1×6 – 3″x3″
2″ galvanized finishing nails
1″ deck screw
Cut one 1×6 to 4″x4″ for the floor (A). Drill 1/4 holes and cut the corners for drainage.
Cut two 1×6’s to 4″x10 3/4″ long for the sides (B). Cut a 22.5-degree angle cut on top end.
Cut a 1×6 to 13 1/2″ long for the back (C). Cut a 22.5-degree bevel cut on the top edge.
Cut a 1×6 to 9 1/2″ long for the front (D). Cut a 22.5-degree bevel cut to the top edge. Use a 1 1/2″ spade bit to drill the entrance hole as shown on illustration above.
Cut a 1×8 to 7 1/2″ long for the roof (E).
Cut a 1×6 to 3″x3″ for the entrance block (F). Drill a 1 1/2″ entrance hole to the center.
Bluebird House Plans – Assembly
- Cut out all the birdhouse parts as shown on illustrations above.
- Pre-drill holes and attach one of the sides (B) to the floor using 2″ finishing nails.
- Pre-drill holes and attach the front (D) to the floor (A) and side (B). The bottom of the front (D) will be flush with the floor (A). The top of the front (D) will stick out 1/2″ from the sides B). This gap will allow for the side wall (B) to swing open to clean out the birdhouse as well as ventilation.
- Pre-drill holes and attach the back (C) to the floor (A) and side (B) using 2″ finishing nails. The back (C) will stick up 1/2″ beyond the side (B). Make sure the roof (E) lays flat on top of front (D) and back (C) make adjustment if necessary.
- Pre-drill holes and attach the roof (E) to front (D), back (C), and side (B) using 2″ finishing nails. The roof (E) will be flush with the back (C), the front (D) and sides (B) will have an overhang.
- Pre-drill holes and attach the second side (B) using two finishing nails and allowing the side to open and close. Nail through the top of the front (D) and back (C) and into the side (B). pre-drill a hole and screw a 1″ deck screw through the front (D) and into the side (B) to keep the side door closed and secure.
- Pre-drill holes and attach the entrance block (F) using 1″ deck screws.
Please correct the 2 side pieces (B) to 4″ wide not the 5 ½” that is on the list. Thanks.
Thanks for pointing that out, plans have been corrected.
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I like the plans, but I have not ordered one in PDF. The reason I have not ordered is that you want too much information. It seems to me that an email address is all you need to know if you are going to send a free PDF file.
Are the plans on this page not enough for you to build this birdhouse? If not then you really shouldn’t be handling any sharp instruments , let alone power tools.
Awesome ideas thanks
Great plans! thanks for sharing. Great quarantine project for my daughter and I to complete.
I hope to get started on a bluebird trail
Plans look a lot like the ones I remember from my boyhood. I will use the plans to help my 3 grandchildren and I build the houses together. I’m always looking for something we can do together. Plan to build 2 houses right now, one for their house and mine.
I would like to see the top 9 1/2″ x 91/2″. At least a 3″ overhang is recommended. I understand you are trying to make the whole thing from a 1 x 8, but if available, more overhang is better.
You’ve done a pretty good job of hiding the actual “Download” of the plans by camouflaging it among all the other useless “Downloads”!
Thanks great plans