Here is a little history about this planA few years back a friend of ours that was a volunteer at Highland Recreation Area (A state park that was originally owned by Edsel B. Ford, son of Henry Ford) came to us with an issue. There was a rather large windstorm that destroyed most of the sheep barn that had been constructed by Edsel on that property. Our friend was looking for ways of raising funds to help restore the structure. He suggested that perhaps we could design something using the materials that came from the structure. We agreed to see what we could come up with. He provided some materials like tongue and grove siding and roofing shingles. We took a look at pictures on the FOHRA website and was really struck by the 3 roofs of the barn. We designed a birdhouse for them that had triple roof lines and used the material from the original structure. The finished product was well received by their group. So then we decided that we would modify that plan for THEPLANSPLACE. We cut the roof line back to two and added some other great features. We wanted to create something that was good to look at and that had hometown feel. This plan has an easy hang system and can be personalized by burning your name or hometown name into it. We think you’ll agree that this is a very unique design. Here’s the thing, sometimes doing something for others leads to a great outcome not just for others but for yourself too.
Estimated Build Time: 4 HoursEstimated Construction Costs: $20.00
Hey, we want to introduce you to Francis the Bird. He gets kind of cranked up when we sell his image without introducing him. Sorry Francis! Yea, he’s named after Saint Francis. Are you happy now? Gees! So sensitive.
ThePlansPlace is pleased to present the The Old Barn Birdhouse. The finished project is slightly over a foot high, 8” wide and 7” deep. The plan feature an easy hanging system, pinned lower clean-out door and an optional rear wall for table top placement. The birdhouse is designed for smaller* birds and meets design requirements of many bird watching organizations.The plan package includes:•15 pages of detailed 8-½”X11” prints including several full sized templates including a letter template for word burning names/other around the hole. A template for Francis is also included!•A complete materials list including hyperlinks to each purchased component.•The plan background.•Construction lessons learned and tips.•List of tools used in the construction.•Step by step outline of construction steps.•Link to construction photo’s and final assembly.
*Smaller bird such as Chickadees, Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers,Titmice, Wrens and House Sparrow