Wood Turning

Mini birdhouse

This is just a mini birdhouse, complete with small bird figure.
It is made from Mesquite and was finished just a few days ago.

The dimensions are about 4 1/2″ tall x about 2″ wide. I used a 1″ forstner bit to drill a hole in the top of the house to support the roof, and used a 3/4″ forstner for the bird hole and a 1/4″ for the perch. The roof was glued on using a generous amount of medium CA Glue, but before parting off the roof from the waste block I used a 1/16″ drill bit to start a pilot hole for the hanger. This is my first one, so I am sure they will get better with time and practice 🙂


Submitted by: Charles Nicholls