A few weeks ago, I saw a birdhouse in a catalog which had sides that were hinged like doors, which when open revealed plexiglass walls inside. The idea being that you could open the birdhouse to peek inside if any birds decide to nest and take up residence.
The design seemed simple enough, so I sketched something on paper and whipped one up out of cedar. I think I’m more pleased about making it than I will be to find any birds inside. But, stay tuned…
Thanks to monte for help on some of the work that required table saw cuts. I’m certified to use all the tools in the shop, except for that one. 🙂
The shot above is of the newly finished birdhouse. The wall on the left is opened up and you can see through to the inside through the plastic wall.
By the way, we have been blessed with some intermittent rain showers over the last week, so as you can see in the background, things are starting to green up a bit. I was pleased to see the bluebonnets starting to leaf out, as they should in the autumn. I guess months of searing, endless, scorching heat does the trick on cracking their tough seeds for germination. I hope this is a good sign for lots of bluebonnets in the spring — though we’ll need LOTS more rain between now and then.