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Cardinal Nesting Shelter Birdhouse Plans

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Cardinal bird house plans

Cardinal nesting shelter bird house plans built using one fence board.

The best location will be underneath the overhang of the house and about 6 feet or higher to prevent predators from attacking it.

Plans include drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cut list.

Material List

Shopping List

Cardinal nesting shelter birdhouse plans - exploded view - material list.

Cutting List

  • A – 1 – 1×8 – 5 3/4″ x 6 3/4″
  • B – 2 – 1×8 – 6″ x 6″ (45-degree bevel cut on one edge)
  • C – 1 – 1×8 – 13 1/2″
  • D – 1 – 1×8 – 6″ x 7″
  • E – 1 – 1×8 – 6″ x 6 1/4″
  • F – 1 – 1×8 – 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
Cardinal nesting shelter birdhouse plans - Part A - floor.

Cut a piece of 1×8 to 5 3/4″ x 6 3/4″  for the floor (A).

Cardinal nesting shelter birdhouse plans - Part B - sides.

Cut two pieces of 1×8 to 6″ x 6″, cut a 45-degree bevel cut as shown on drawing above for the sides (B). 

Cardinal nesting shelter birdhouse plans - Part C - back.

Cut a piece of 1×8 to 13 1/2″ for the back (C).

Cardinal nesting shelter birdhouse plans - Part D, E - roof.

Cut one piece of 1×8 to 6″ x 6 1/4″ (E), cut one piece to 6″ x 7″ (D) for the roof.  

Cardinal nesting shelter birdhouse plans - Part F - front.

Cut one piece of 1×8 to 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ for the front (F).

Assemble the bird house using exterior wood glue and 1 1/2″ finish nails.

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