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Digindeep

Bird boxes

Ideas suitable for 1st and 2nd year infants to put together. Because of their ages tools cannot come into use.
This is for their school garden, they already grow vegetables and have a wild/ natural area where they grow flowers and now want to put in bird boxes.
Thanks  
brummie nick

I canít see a way of building a nest box without using tools, I let both my grandsons build boxes, Iíd cut and drill the wood, and let them assemble them, they seemed happy with that, especially when we but them up on trees on the allotment.
Nick
Digindeep

Cheers Nick, my thoughts exactly, DD put this one on me first thing this morning. Its DD's 3rd year as a teacher and has been nominated to do the gardening this year....that should be fun  
Anyhow I thought I'd ask the question anyway

I know what's coming already...." Daaaad", with a twinkle of eyes, things never change
bodger

You could cut them up ready and then maybe they could stick them together with something akin to No- Nails. f you do something like this, then please send me some, because so far my attempts at DIY nest boxes have been absolutley pitiful.
Pilsbury

Cut them out and pre drill holes for dowles, then they can pop a nit of glue in the holes and press in the dowle and then assemble, might not be the strongest method but it should do for the time the kids are in school, teacher and walk round with a little hammer for stubborn joints ( or kids)
brummie nick

bodger wrote:
You could cut them up ready and then maybe they could stick them together with something akin to No- Nails. f you do something like this, then please send me some, because so far my attempts at DIY nest boxes have been absolutley pitiful.


This site tells you all you need to know.

http://www.which.co.uk/documents/pdf/diy-bird-box-154000.pdf
Digindeep

Firstly thanks for all your help...

Looks like Dad will be getting in a few bits of timber....as said earlier I know what's coming...

Taking the sizes of the boxes shown on Nick's post, and thanks for that   ....I could quite easily router out groves in what ever timber used, so they can be glued together, even the hinged tops/lids can be hinged by using a piece of cloth... thanks again, many heads being better than one     well done Lads    
brummie nick

I should start off making about a dozen, then see how the orders come flooding in.  

When I made mine, I used a piece of old inner-tube for the hinge on the lid.

Nick

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