DIY walk in bird aviary, 8x16 plans, free PDF download.

DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8×16 Plans

8ft. x 16ft. DIY walk in bird aviary. Plans include a free PDF download measurements, drawings, shopping list, and cutting list.

DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8×16 Plans | Overview

Material List

Cutting List

  • 4 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 96 in.
  • 3 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 89 in.
  • 18 – 2×4 – 96 in.
  • 33 – 2×4 – 93 in.
  • 7 – 2×4 – 89 in.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 28 in.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 92-1/2 in.
  • 6 – 2×4 – 29-1/2 in.

Shopping List


Pressure treated 4x4 floor base.

Floor Base

  • 4 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 96 in.
  • 3 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 89 in.

Level the ground, and place the 4×4’s as shown on drawing above. Use a level to get the 4×4 floor base leveled, the bird aviary will be set on top of the 4×4 floor base.


Make six wall frames as shown below, two for the front, two for the back, and two for the roof.

Frame details for front, back, and roof panels.

Front/Back Wall and Roof

  • 18 – 2×4 – 96 in.
  • 18 – 2×4 – 93 in.

Use 3 inch deck screw, pre-drill and assemble as shown on drawing above.


Notch wall frames for 2x4 brace.

Notch as shown on drawing. The size of the notch is 3-1/2 inches and 1-1/2 inches deep. For a tighter fit measure your 2×4 and notch using the measurements from your 2×4.


Front back wall and roof panel, 2x4 brace.

Install the 2×4 brace as shown on drawing above, pre-drill, and attach brace with 3 inch deck screws.


Front and back wall, hardware cloth installed.

Paint or stain the wall frames. Cut and install the hardware cloth using 1/2 inch staples.


DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8x16 Plans | Front and back walls installed.

Secure the front and back walls using 3 inch deck screws, use temporary 2×4’s as supports to hold walls in place.


Left wall frame assembly.

Left Wall

  • 3 – 2×4 – 93 in.
  • 3 – 2×4 – 89 in.

Use 3 inch deck screw, pre-drill and assemble as shown on drawing above.


Left wall, notch for brace.

Notch as shown on drawing. The size of the notch is 3-1/2 inches and 1-1/2 inches deep. For a tighter fit measure your 2×4 and notch using the measurements from your 2×4.


Left wall frame, 2x4 brace.

Install the 2×4 brace as shown on drawing above, pre-drill, and attach brace with 3 inch deck screws.


Left wall, hardware cloth installed.

Paint or stain the wall frame. Cut and install the hardware cloth using 1/2 inch staples.


DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8x16 Plans | Left wall installed.

Secure the left wall using 3 inch deck screws.


Right wall with door frame details.

Right Wall/Door and Inside Wall/Door

  • 4 – 2×4 – 89 in.
  • 12 – 2×4 – 93 in.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 28 in.

Use 3 inch deck screw, pre-drill and assemble as shown on drawing above.


Right wall with door, notch for brace.

Notch as shown on drawing. The size of the notch is 3-1/2 inches and 1-1/2 inches deep. For a tighter fit measure your 2×4 and notch using the measurements from your 2×4.


Right wall with door brace installed.

Install the 2×4 brace as shown on drawing above, pre-drill, and attach brace with 3 inch deck screws.


Right wall with door measurements.

Install the 2×4 wall studs as shown on drawing above, pre drill and use 3 inch deck screws.

Right wall with door.

Paint or stain the wall frame. Cut and install the hardware cloth as shown on drawing using 1/2 inch staples.


DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8x16 Plans | Right door and safety door.

Secure the right wall and inside wall using 3 inch deck screws.


DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8x16 Plans | Install roof.

Install and secure the roof using 3 inch deck screws.


Bird Aviary Door Parts Measurements

Doors

  • 4 – 2×4 – 92-1/2 in.
  • 6 – 2×4 – 29-1/2 in.

Cut the 2×4’s to size, notch 3/4 in. deep as shown on drawing above.


Bird Aviary Door Frame

Use exterior wood glue, pre drill holes, 1-1/4 in. deck screws, and assemble.


Bird Aviary Door

Paint or stain the door frame. Cut and install the hardware cloth using 1/2 inch staples.


DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8x16 Plans | Door installation.

Install the door hinges, and install door. Install door latch.


DIY Walk In Bird Aviary | 8x16 Plans | PDF Download


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  1. Thanks for all the great ideas and detailed plans. I shared!

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