A Nature-Friendly Way to Attract and House Birds. Birdhouses are a favorite project among woodworkers. Made of inexpensive materials, they are quick to build and a pleasure for the whole neighborhood. Easy to Build Birdhouses includes 26 fun projects for woodworkers of all skill levels. Part 1 talks about construction basics, wood grain, doors and access, proper drainage and ventilation, interiors, materials and hardware, paint and stain, and house mounting and support methods. It also addresses birdhouse placement and how to attract birds. Part 2 shows how to make birdhouses using natural materials to help them blend in with their surroundings. Part 3 shows how to make bird feeders that help attract birds. Part 4 provides examples of colourful and whimsical birdhouses, like a lighthouse and a Cape Cod bungalow, that are a little more advanced.