Believe it or not, you don’t need a lathe to build this round birdhouse. Instead, the cylinder is assembled from a number of narrow strips. Each strip is beveled on both sides. Then the strips are laid side-by-side and “rolled” into a circle. Don’t worry though — it’s not a complicated process. Aside from the shape of the round birdhouse, one of the neat things about this project are all the options that are available when building it. Take the roof for example. We built one birdhouse with a galvanized sheet metal roof and another with a copper roof. Either way, you’ll get the opportunity to try something a little different — working with sheet metal. And you won’t need any special equipment other than a pair of tin snips.
WHAT YOU GET
8 pages of step-by-step instructions
More than 45 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
Full instruction on making the metal roofs
Materials list and cutting diagram
Retail sources for project supplies