Turn your garden into a haven for your feathered friends with this intricate log cabin birdhouse.
Natural nesting sites for birds are on the decline. As more people repair old buildings, nesting sites such as holes in roofs are being destroyed, so birdhouses are crucial for the survival of birds. Setting up a birdhouse in your garden will provide birds with a place to rest and raise their young, and will also add a touch of colour and style.
The course is divided into four parts: making a basic box, making a pitch roof, turning the pitch roof into a tin roof and making a log cabin.
The course has easy-to-follow step-by-step photography and instructions, and there are diagrams where required to help ensure your measurements are accurate.
You'll need basic woodworking and crafting skills, materials and tools.
Bird House Make & Makeover, by Alan Goodsell, published by GMC Publications, RRP £14.99, available online and from all good bookshops.
Woodworker and journalist Alan Goodsell has written extensively on woodworking and tools for a range of magazines, including the highly acclaimed Woodturning magazine, The Router, and Furniture & Cabinetmaking (GMC Publications). A significant move took Alan to the USA where he ran the marketing department for a top router bit and cutting tool manufacturer. Still living in Florida, Alan has moved back into publishing and is now producing a range of woodworking-related publications.