How to Build & Sell Bird Houses


Building a birdhouse can be quite the involved task. However, this project can liven up your garden with the sounds of birds. Further, the attention you bring to the finished painting of your birdhouse can bring beautiful décor to your home. It can also give you leeway toward a new business or small sales project. Should that become a choice, this article provides you with the necessary steps. Who knows, this just might become your next big business scheme!

  • First acquire the necessary tools: a handsaw, coping saw, hammer, power drill, screwdriver, tape measure, paintbrush, goggles and paint.

  • Afterward, purchase the following materials as described in Lowe's hardware store's Building a Birdhouse guide: One 2 by 4-by-five-inch plywood plank; one 6.5-inch-by-.25-inch wooden dowel; six .75-inch hot-dipped galvanized screws; one-inch galvanized brads or 3d nails

  • Follow the Lowe's guidelines to complete your birdhouse. (See References.)

  • Now you are ready to paint your project. Be aesthetic; create a house birds would be proud to feed in. Consider a theme (such as flowers, birds or peace) or put a famous painting on the house.

  • There are many options for selling your birdhouses if this becomes a full-time hobby. If you want to start your own business, check out and Etsy provides free advertising for your arts and crafts, but eBay has more traffic.

  • Research various marketing aids, including flyers, well-photographed images and business cards.

  • After careful planning and research, put your time, patience and money toward selling your creations.

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