Wood is the preferred material for birdhouses.
There are a tremendous variety of nest boxes designs. They come in all sizes and materials. But let's think a minute about why we want to build a bird house and .
Making a Birdhouse: There is nothing like a family of birds moving in and. This was an easy build, not many tools needed and it was a lot of fun. So lets get started to see what we need and how to build this birdhouse. Tools And Materials
Most any softwood (pine, cedar, cypress, redwood, fir) will work for your birdhouse. We used pine for the walls and base, exterior fir plywood for the roof, and birch square dowels (available at home centers or hobby shops) as well as birch dowel pins for porch balusters.
Be certain not to use pressure-treated (PT) lumber when constructing your birdhouses. The PT lumber may contain arsenic, which is toxic to the adults and .
Knowing the proper materials to look for when building or buying a nest box will make a difference on quality, function and years of use.