– from the American Robin to the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker.
Birdhouses styles range from Classic Colonial and towering gazebos to double-decker and multi-family units. Virtually all
the kits are made of wood
– rot-resistant cedar or alder, for example
– and some require staining or painting. Most models have removable floors, sides and/or roofs for easy cleaning.
And speaking of cleaning, consider a bird bath
for your "tweeties". Or visit this "wild" place for premium birdseed
at discount prices.
The birdfeeder kits are also easy to make! They attract a variety of fine-feathered friends to your yard, depending on the type of birdseed you use. Feeder kits range from classic hinged-roof designs to multi-hoppers and fly-through units.
Some of the kit manufacturers also offer a variety of non-kit wildlife feeders
and houses. For example, you can purchase squirrel feeders, suet cages and
ornate gazebo houses in pre-assembled form. Also, if you're interested in
creating more complex structures, you may want to review the “plans” listed at
some of the participating KitGuy websites.
And don't forget,
the FULL VERSION Kit Buyer's Guide is your best way to view all these kits! Money-Back,
Most models include pre-cut and pre-drilled parts with all the necessary
hardware for assembly, requiring just basic tools like a hammer and screwdriver.
Kompleteness of Kits/Tools/Finishing: Most models include pre-cut and pre-drilled parts with all the necessary hardware for assembly, requiring just basic tools like a hammer and screwdriver. If you choose a kit that requires finishing with
stain or paint,
you'll need to supply those materials. Avoid using creosote as a preservative.
The expertise required to complete most of the birdhouse and
birdfeeder kits is minimal. The rewards are immeasurable!
Price Range: Kits range from about $10 to $60, including shipping.