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Meg at Decor it Yourself shows us how to make a birdhouse for your neighborhood’s avian friends using some scrap wood and simple tools.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • SKR

    This is more for decoration than anything else. You shouldn’t combine a feeder and a house because there will be too much feeding activity around the house for a bird to take up residence. Also, it should be made out of raw unfinished wood. When it falls apart, make a new one. If you really want to make bird houses there are plenty of sources that will tell you how to do it for the species in your area that are cavity nesters. Just remember to watch out for House Sparrows and Starlings as they are exotic invasives that will kill the occupant of the nest and move in.