How to Install a Birdhouse on a Post
Hey y’all! I’m back with another easy tutorial. This is another #DIYCourage project sponsored by Duluth Trading Co. Do you love birds? Want to add some birdhouses to your property without attaching them to trees? Today I’m going to share a super simply DIY project that will make the birds happy and make you smile. Learn how to install a birdhouse on a post within an hour.
My sons and I love watching the birds come to our kitchen window feeder. We want to make our yard a welcome place for all birds. We wanted to add more birdhouses to the yard by adding a two-story birdhouse. We already have two birdhouses (one that is a little wacky and made with knives), but I’ve always admired the two story birdhouse condos that house eight nests. When I saw one at the Southern Ideal Home Show (with a discounted price tag) I snatched it up.
Install a Birdhouse on a Post Materials:
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- Two Story Birdhouse
- 4×4 Post Anchor
- 4×4 Vinyl Post
- Combo Square
- 1.5″ exterior screws
- Circular Saw (or handsaw)
- Pry bar
- Hearing protection
- Safety glasses
- Women’s Duluth Work Gloves
How to Install a Birdhouse on a Post Instructions:
Select a location to install your birdhouse. Try to find a spot that will get a decent amount of shade during the day (to keep the birdies from getting too hot.)
Twist the post anchor into the ground. When it becomes difficult to turn, insert the pry bar for added leverage.
Set your 4×4 post into the anchor.
Mark the height you want your birdhouse to sit (if it’s too low squirrels and other critters can get to the house. If it’s too high you won’t be able to set the birdhouse on the pole.)
Remove the post and use the combo square to mark a square line around the whole post.
Use the circular saw to cut through one half of the post. Flip the post over and cut through the other half. If you don’t want to use a circular saw, a standard universal handsaw will cut the vinyl post.
Set the 4×4 post back into the post anchor. Drive one screw into the post.
Check that the post is plumb on two sides of the post. Then secure the post with screws going through the anchor.
Set the birdhouse on top of the post.
Drive the provided mounting screws through the birdhouse base and into the post.
Stand back and admire your new birdhouse on a post. Time to advertise those rooms for rent!
We have received several compliments on our new birdhouse. I love how it looks and I’ve seen a few birds checking it out. I’ll let you know if they sign a lease.
My Outfit sources:
- Women’s Duluth Work Gloves
- Women’s Railroad Overalls
- Long Tail T Long Sleeve Shirt
- Slip On Leather Mocs
Duluth Trading Company makes clothing for the rough and tough DIY girls (and boys) out there. For example, the overalls I’m wearing have hidden superpowers:
They defend and protect your knees when paired with the inserted Ultimate Knee Pads. They are also super comfortable. When I was a child, I lived in overalls. Having a pair I can wear as an adult makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Oh and the hammer loop? I’m all about having a spot to hang my hammer ;-).
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Duluth Trading Company. I was not told what to write, what project to complete or what to say about Duluth Trading Company. I am very particular about the brands that I partner with. If I don’t love them, I don’t promote them. I will also always disclose when you are reading a sponsored post.
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Do you have to clean out the house every year or do you leave nests to be used next year?
Also my one bird made a nest and consumed the entire upper level even though there are dividers between sections. Do I need to put a faux ceiling to force individual bird compartments.
I’m lazy and leave them. We just had a house wren nest in it recently and the babies just flew the nest two days ago! I say let nature be.
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