How To Build A Window Bird House For Under 20 Dollars Step By Step Easy Fun DIY





We have another great diy woodworking project that is easy, fun and will cost you under $20 dollars. A Window Bird House is a great way to watch birds build a nest and even sometimes lay eggs. These unique bird house’s are also very educational through observing how a bird acts inside its nest. Below we are going to show you through step by step photos how to build the bird house yourself.

For the lumber we used Cypress that can be bought at any Home Improvement Store. As you can see in the pictures, we created the complete bird house using only 1 Cypress board. The Plexiglass back was a scrap piece purchased from Hobby Lobby. We hung the bird house using 3 suction cups applied to the back. We were able to build the entire bird house for under $20.

Here are the materials you will need to build the bird house
1 – 1″ x 8″ x 6′ Cypress Board (or any wood type of your choice)
1 – 5″ x 7″ Plexiglass – (for the back window)
3 – Suction Cups with screws

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is our piece of Cypress wood before making any cuts.







Build A Window Bird HouseHere is our first cut of the Cypress wood. We just cut the wood smaller to make it easier to handle.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is the 2 sides of our bird house freshly cut.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere are the 2 sides, the top and the bottom. (we like Cypress wood as it is rot resistant.)

Build A Window Bird HouseHere we are drilling the hole for the birds to enter. It is 1.5″ and it will keep the larger birds out.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere we used some Titebond wood glue and a few staples to hold our house together.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere are the sides and front of our bird house assembled.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is the piece of scrap Plexiglass we picked up from Hobby Lobby. We had to trim it to fit.







Build A Window Bird HouseThis is our house with the roof attached.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is the front of our house. Notice the extra lip on the roof, it is to keep the rain off the front of our house.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is the back with the plexiglass installed.
(You can use a mirror acrylic over the plexiglass so the birds do not get scared away.)

Build A Window Bird HouseA view from the top with the plexiglass and the suction cups installed.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is a view from the side. Notice the top of the sides of our house are angled about 10 degrees.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is the view of the front.
Notice the small staples in the front we used to hold the front to the sides.
We also used a common wood glue.

Build A Window Bird HouseHere is our Window Bird House finished and hanging on our window.







Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders 12 Easy-To-Build Designs that Attract Birds to Your Yard

If you are looking for more styles of bird houses that you can build
yourself there is a great book with many different designs called
Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders: 12 Easy-To-Build Designs that Attract Birds to Your Yard
This book is available here if you are interested.


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1 John Minter December 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Where did you find the suction cups with the screws? I can’t find them anywhere!

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DIY Project Help Tips 2 DIY Project Help Tips December 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm

John,
You can search on Amazon or make them yourself. It is easy to do.
-RR

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