DiResta: Log Birdhouse

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DiResta: Log Birdhouse


A few weeks ago I made a video on carving a spoon. The design was random and I improvised it in the video. A friend send me a video of Dick Proenneke making a very similar spoon — I was subliminally inspired, I am sure. I began thinking of his adventures and the problem solving he must have done, which led to making a project with just simple tools like Dick Proenneke. Using the birch brach from the “Log Chest” video, I made this simple bird house using a few hand tools. Enjoy!


  • Birch log
  • Scrap pine.
  • Nails
  • Eyelet
  • Twine


  • Ax
  • Hand saw
  • Chisel
  • Mallet
  • Hammer
  • Plane

0 thoughts on “DiResta: Log Birdhouse

  1. thoomfoote says:

    Depending on the bird you want to attract, generally speaking you do not want to put a roost in front of the hole. It allows predators to raid the nest in comfort

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