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Simple Butterfly House Plans

Simple butterfly house plans – plans include a free PDF download, material list, measurements, and drawings.

Simple Butterfly House Plans – Material List

Simple butterfly house plans - exploded view.

Shopping List

  • 1- 1×6 – 8″
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized finishing nails
  • 1 – 3/4″ copper pipe
  • 2 – 3/4″ copper pipe strap
  • 4 – 1/2″ pan head screw
  • 1 – 1 1/2″ deck screw
  • wood glue

Cutting List

  • A – 2 – 5″ x 12″
  • B – 2 – 3 3/4″ x 9 1/2″
  • C – 1 – 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • D – 2 – 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″
  • E – 1 – 1″ x 2″

Simple Butterfly House Plans – Overview

Simple butterfly house plans - front / back.

Cut two boards 5″ x1 2″ for the front and back (A). Cut 45-degree angle cuts for the roof top, see drawing above for details.

Simple butterfly house plans - front wall slots.

Cut the slots to the front as shown on drawing above. Use a 3/8″ drill bit, drill the 3/8″ holes 3″ apart, next use a jigsaw to cut out the slots.

Simple butterfly house plans - sides / door.

Cut two boards to 3 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ for the sides (B).

Simple butterfly house plans - floor.

Cut one board to 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ for the floor (C). Use a 7/8″ spade bit to cut the opening for the 3/4″ pipe, see drawing above for details.

Simple butterfly house plans - roof.

Cut two boards to 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ for the roof (D). Cut a 45-degree bevel cut on one edge, see drawing above for details.

Simple butterfly house plans - pipe stop.

Cut one board to 1″ x 2″ for the pipe stop (E).

Simple butterfly house plans - pivot nail for door.

Pre-drill all holes and assemble the butterfly house using 1 1/2″ galvanized finishing nails.

Use 1/2″ pan head screws to attach the 3/4″ pipe straps.

Pre-drill holes and use a 1 1/2″ galvanized finishing nail on the sides to make one side pivot. See drawing above for details.

Simple butterfly house plans - screw / door lock.

Use a 1 1/2″ deck screw as a door lock, see drawing above.

Insert tree bark or twigs inside so the butterflies can roost on.

Butterfly house should be placed 2-3 feet high in an area with flowering plants.

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