Outdoor aviary bird cage plans, free PDF download.

Outdoor Aviary Bird Cage Plans | Free PDF Download

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Outdoor aviary bird cage plans. Plans include a free PDF download, see link at the bottom of the post.

Outdoor Aviary Bird Cage Plans – Overview

Material List

Shopping List

  • 9 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 8 – 2×2 – 8′
  • 19 – 1×6 – 8′

Hardware

Cutting List

Right Side

  • 2 – 2×4 – 60″
  • 3 – 2×4 – 30″
  • 1 – 2×2 – 25 1/2″
  • 1 – 2×2 – 12″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 11 3/4″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 7 1/4″

Left Side

  • 2 – 2×4 – 60″
  • 3 – 2×4 – 30″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 22 3/4″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 22 1/4″

Back Side

  • 11 – 1×6 – 48″

Front Side

  • 2 – 2×2 – 45″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 28 1/2″
  • 1 – 2×2 – 45″
  • 1 – 2×2 – 27″
  • 4 – 2×2 – 21 1/2″
  • 4 – 2×2 – 23 3/4″

Floor

  • 6 – 1×6 – 48″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 28″

Roof

  • 2 – 2×4 – 30″
  • 6 – 2×4 – 27 15/16″
  • 2 – 1×6 – 50″
  • 2 – 1×6 – 44 3/8″
  • 2 – 1×6 – 17 13/16″
  • 2 – 1×6 – 31 1/2″x4″
  • 8 – 2×2 – 12 3/4″
  • 12 – 1×6 – 29 3/16″ (22.5-degree bevel cut on one end)
  • 2 – 1×6 – 4″ x 33″ (22.5-degree bevel cut on one edge)
  • 10 – 1×6 – 2″ x 25 7/16″

Right Side

Right side framing details.

Right Side

  • 2 – 2×4 – 60″
  • 3 – 2×4 – 30″

Notch all 2×4 ends to 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ deep. Pre-drill all holes and assemble as shown on drawing using exterior wood glue and 1 1/4″ deck screws.

Right side door framing details.

Right Side

  • 1 – 2×2 – 25 1/2″
  • 1 – 2×2 – 12″

Assemble as shown above using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Right door.

Right Side

  • 2 – 2×2 – 11 3/4″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 7 1/4″
  • wire mesh

Assemble the door as shown on drawing above using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws. Cut the wire mesh to size and attach to the door frame using 18 gauge 3/4″ galvanized staples.

Right side wire mesh.

Right Side

Install door. Cut wire mesh to size and install to the right side wall.

Left Side

Left side framing details.

Left Side

  • 2 – 2×4 – 60″
  • 3 – 2×4 – 30″

Notch all 2×4 ends to 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ deep. Pre-drill all holes and assemble as shown on drawing using exterior wood glue and 1 1/4″ deck screws.

Left wall door.

Left Side

  • 2 – 2×2 – 22 3/4″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 22 1/4″
  • wire mesh

Assemble the door as shown on drawing above using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws. Cut the wire mesh to size and attach to the door frame using 18 gauge 3/4″ galvanized staples.

Left side, wire mesh.

Left Side

Install door. Cut wire mesh to size and install to the left side wall.

Back Side

1x6 boards for back side wall.

Back Side

  • 11 – 1×6 – 48″

Install the 1×6 board for the back wall. Use 1 1/2″ deck screws, pre-drill holes and screw through the 1×6 boards and into the side walls. Rip the last 1×6 board to size.

Front Side

Wire mesh for front wall.

Front Side

  • 2 – 2×2 – 45″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 28 1/2″
  • wire mesh

Assemble as shown on drawing above using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws. Cut wire mesh to size and attach with staples.

Outdoor aviary bird cage plans - front door frame assembly.

Front Side

  • 1 – 2×2 – 45″
  • 1 – 2×2 – 27″

Attach the front top frame to the front wall using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ deck screws. Pre-dill holes and screw through the front frame and into the side walls.

Attach the 2×2’s as shown on drawing above using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Front doors.

Front Side

  • 4 – 2×2 – 21 1/2″
  • 4 – 2×2 – 23 3/4″
  • wire mesh

Make two doors for the front as shown on drawing above. Assemble using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws. Cut wire mesh to size and attach using staples.

Outdoor aviary bird cage plans - front door installation.

Front Side

Attach the doors to the front wall.

Floor

1x6 floor boards.

Floor

  • 6 – 1×6 – 48″

Pre-drill holes and attach the 1×6’s to the bottom for the floor. Rip the last 1×6 to size. Use exterior wood glue and 1 1/2″ deck screws to assemble.

Floor 2x4 skids.

Floor

  • 2 – 2×4 – 28″

Attach the two 2×4’s to the bottom of the floor. Use wood glue and 1 1/2″ deck screws, pre-drill holes screw through the 1×6 floor boards and into the 2×4’s.

Roof

2x4 roof plates.

Roof

  • 2 – 2×4 – 30″

Pre-drill all holes. Attach the 2×4’s to the side walls using 3″ deck screws. See drawing above for details.

Rafter cutting details.

Roof Rafters

  • 6 – 2×4 – 27 15/16″

Cut the 22.5-degree angle cuts to the 2×4 rafters as shown on drawing above.

Outdoor aviary bird cage plans, truss details.

Roof Truss

  • Assemble truss using 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Outdoor aviary bird cage plans, truss installed.

Roof

Install the roof truss using 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws screws.

Top siding.

Roof

  • 2 – 1×6 – 50″
  • 2 – 1×6 – 44 3/8″
  • 2 – 1×6 – 17 13/16″

Trim the 1×6 boards to size, pre-drill holes and install to the front and back roof truss using 1 1/2″ deck screws.

Outdoor aviary bird cage plans, roof trim.

Roof

  • 2 – cut 1×6 boards to 31 1/2″ long, rip to 4″.

Attach trim to the side of the roof. Pre-drill holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the trim and into the roof truss.

Roof board 2x2 supports.

Roof

Cut eight 2×2’s to 12 3/4″ long for the roof supports. Assemble as shown on drawing above using 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Roof board details.

Cut twelve 1×6 boards to 29 3/16″ long, for the roof. Cut a 22.5-degree bevel cut to one end as shown on drawing above.

Outdoor aviary bird cage plans, 1x6 roof top boards.

Install the 1×6 roof boards to the roof, pre-drill holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the 1×6 roof boards and into the 2×2 roof supports.

Roof will have a 3/4″ overhang on front and back, and a 1″ overhang on the sides.

Roof ridge cap.

Rip a 1×6 to 4″ with a 22.5-degree bevel cut on one edge, cut boards to 33″ long. Assemble the roof ridge cap as shown on drawing above using exterior wood glue and 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Install the ridge cap using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

2" roof strips.

Cut a 1×6 boards to 25 7/16″ long. Rip ten 2″ wood strips from the 1×6 board and install as shown on drawing above using exterior wood glue and 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

Outdoor aviary bird cage, free plans.

One comment

  1. Can this one be made with metric ? 😅

    Even in my store, we can’t figure it out 😂

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