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How to Build a Birdhouse for a Blackbird

Building a birdhouse for a blackbird is a simple project that can add biodiversity to a yard or garden and provide a habitat for birds in areas where deforestation has removed their natural nesting spots. A blackbird birdhouse requires only basic supplies, such as wood that is resistant to water damage. Cedar is perfect for building a blackbird birdhouse. The entire project can be finished in the space of an afternoon, and used to house blackbirds for many years.

Building a birdhouse for blackbirds is simple.

Step 1

Drill a hole that is at least an inch and a half in diameter in the center of one of the 8-inch-long cedar sheets. This will provide a place for the birds to enter and exit the birdhouse.

Step 2

Align the 2-inch edge of the board with the hole in it with the 8-inch face of one of the other boards. Ensure that the edges of the boards are flush. Attach the two boards with 4-inch nails. Hammer in one nail every 2 inches.

Step 3

Align the other 2-inch edge of the board with the hole with the 8-inch face of a third board to create a U-shape. This will be the front and sides of the birdhouse. Attach the boards with 4-inch nails. Hammer in one nail through the face of the front board until the nails are flush with the wood.

Step 4

Place the remaining 8-inch-long board on the open portion of the birdhouse to close off the U-shape. Align the face of the 8-inch board with the 2-inch edges of the side boards and attach them with nails. Hammer 4-inch nails through the face of the back board until the heads of the nails are flush with the wood.

Step 5

Place one of the 6-inch-long boards on top of the birdhouse to give it a roof. Attach the board with 4-inch nails. Hammer in one nail every 2 inches along all four sides.

Step 6

Repeat Step 5 with the remaining 6-inch-long board to complete the birdhouse.