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Plans to build a birds aviarybirds home or birds house is free for your personal use and simple to build. It is an ideal aviary plan for the builder that prefers an easy step by step plan to build aviaries and plans to build an aviary for birds.
Tools required to build the bird aviary plan are basic wood working tools that are common in most sheds.
All measurements for the free bird aviary plan will be for a medium size aviary. The measurements may be adjusted by adding or decreasing the lengths to change the overall size. Measurements for the birds home are to be to the Metric system and the identical measurements for the Imperial system are enclosed in brackets.
Building the aviary for birdswill start by measuring and cutting of the aviary base, then the roof, followed by the sides, front, and the rear panel of the aviary plan. The order in which the cutting of the aviary panels has been selected is to reduce the amount of wastage when cutting the panels for the aviary.
Building an aviary for birds
Building of the birds aviary plan will start from the aviary's base, then both sides of the aviary followed by the internal framing.The front and back of the birds home will then be assembled and finally the aviary's roof. All the joints of the birds house will be glued, nailed or screwed. This will result in a bird house that is strong and the birds home can be relocated in one piece without the aviary falling apart.
A quality small birds house heater can be fitted during the assembly stage of the aviary plan to give your birds the comfort they deserve on cold and windy days. A pet friendly site that makes an ideal aviary heater that is very economical to buy and operate is this low voltage heaters site.
Birds that are forced to house together can spread any illness that is contagious very quickly. If a bird displays symptoms of a suspicious illness a visit to the vet with the sick bird is recommended.
The finish of the free aviaries plan will be the process of dressing up the raw wood edges. All nail heads will need to be punched below the wood surface with a pin punch. Screw holes should have had a counter sunk hole pre drilled but if this is omitted before assembly of the aviary then extra pressure should be applied when inserting the screws. This will drive the head of the screw below the surface of the wood. When sanding the wood in preparation of painting the nail head will not tear the sand paper or be exposed in the finished aviary.
All punched nail heads and counter sunk screw heads can then be filled with a wood based body filler or builders bog. Cracks and splits in the wood can also be filled at this time. Sanding and painting of the free birds aviary plan will complete the building of the aviary.
The tools that will be required to build the aviary plan are a measuring tape or ruler, a claw hammer to drive in nails and extract any bent ones. Any form of drill will also be required to pre drill screw and nail holes.
To cut the wood a hand saw can be used. A power jig saw or rip saw will speed up the building of the aviary for birds. If any power tools are used to build the free aviaries plan, ensure that all the required safety precautions are taken, and the correct operation of the power tool is used to build the birds home at all times.
Marking the outlines of the birds home panels can be done by using a carpenters pencil or a pencil that has a hard lead center.
A square is needed to mark any lines that are required at right angles ( 90 degrees ) to an existing line or edge. The longer the right angle line, the need for acurracy becomes more important. If the square is held out of alignment by around 1mm ( approx 1/16" ) at the base, then the line will be out of square by a very large margin at the top. The square will also be required to assemble the birds home
The type of screw head used for the aviary will decide what form of screw driver is needed. If a hard wood is to be used for the internal framing of the birds home plan a star head screw driver and star head screws that are zinc plated or galvanized would be the best choice. This types of screw head allows for more pressure to be applied when driving in the screws into the aviary's frame or panels.
If the free birds aviary plans is to be used to build a birds house for a humid area then all fittings should be galvanized or at the bare minimum zinc plated. Zinc or galvanized fittings are to be used to protect against the higher moisture content in the air.
Wood rasps or a plane can be used to bring the birds home panels to a flush fit and a sanding block for sand paper to produce a smooth finish. A power sander would be faster for the dressing up of the birds home panels. The sanding of the birds aviary will start with a course grade sand paper and progress to a medium sand paper and finish with a fine grade sandpaper.
To paint the aviary to a good quality finish a paint brush and paint roller plus tray will be required. The paint for the aviary should be exterior paint that is lead free.
Building an aviary
The base of the birds house plans will be built to contain a small or medium sized bird. The over all measurements of the aviary for birds will have a length of 750 millimeters ( 29.5 inches ), a height of 450 millimeters ( 17.7 inches ) and a width of 250 millimeters ( 9.8 inches ). The birds house will be raised from the ground with legs built of wood or metal. Raising the aviary will allow for ventilation and viewing. This will also prevent any damp from penetrating the birds home walls and floor through the ground. Raising the aviary will also help to keep the birds house cooler in the hot weather.
Building of the aviarywill start with the aviary base. Next the sides of the aviary are cut followed by the back, front and finally the roof of the aviary for birds.
Aviaries planThe length of the free aviaries plan base will be 850 millimeters ( 33.4 inches ).
The width of the aviary plan base will be 400 millimeters ( 15.7 inches ).
If an error in measuring or cutting should ocurr at this stage and the error has resulted in a slightly smaller base then reajust all the following measurements to the new base size. This will be the only time an error in measuring or cutting can be allowed for.
Internal framing is placed upon the top of the aviaries base and flush with the edges. Screw, glue and nail the internal framing of the aviary from the underside of the aviary's base and into the birds house framing. The internal framing of the birds home is fixed from the bottom of the free aviaries plan base and into the timber framing to eliminate the possibility of splitting the plywood lamination. The sides of the aviary are positioned flush with the bottom of the birds house base.
Build an aviaryTo build the aviary the height of the free aviary plans side will be 540 millimeters ( 21.2 inches ) at the base and 650 millimeters ( 25.5 inches ) at the front.
The length of the aviary plans base side will be 850 millimeters ( 33.4 inches ).
The sides of the birds aviary plan are placed with the narrow end of the birds house sides positioned towards the back of the aviary. This will allow the water or snow to run off towards the back of the birds house roof when it is raining. All fasteners should be driven into the aviary framing from the outside of the panels and forced below the surface of the plywood side.
Bird aviaryThe second side panel of the birds house plan will be of the same dimensions as the first aviary side panel. If the sides of the birds house panels have a textured surface ensure that the same surface on the aviary sides are facing either outwards or into the interior of the birds home plan. The same consideration should go towards the timber grain of the birds home if the birds aviary is to be varnished.
Birds aviary backThe height of the free birds aviaries plans back will be 540 millimeters ( 21.2 inches )
The width of the birds home back will be 400 millimeters ( 15.7 inches ) plus twice the thickness of a side panel. The birds house plan will become stable and easier to work with once the back of the aviary is fixed to the aviary base and sides. Keep all the edges of the birds aviary back flush with all the edges of the birds sides and birds home base. Check that the birds house plan structure is square to all panels before fixing the aviary back onto the other aviary plans panels.
Aviaries plan frontThe height of the free aviary plans front will be 650 millimeters ( 25.5 inches ).
The width of the aviary for birds front panel will be 400 millimeters ( 15.7 inches ) plus twice the thickness of a side panel. Cut the doorway opening into the front panel of the birds house before fixing the front to the existing structure. Framing for the front panel should already be fixed in place and a section of the front framing cut out to the same size as the birds home front panel opening.
Aviary roofThe length of the aviary roof will be 1020 millimeters ( 40 inches ).
The width of the home for birds roof will be 520 millimeters ( 20.4 inches ). An overlapping edge is allowed for in the birds house plans design to help in preventing any water or snow from hitting the birds home and also in directing the rain water and snow away from the structures side. The overlapping roof will also provide the birds house structure shade in the summer period.
The birds aviaries door
Building of the door opening to the plan for a birds aviary will be flush with the bottom of the birds house floor and have a height of 550 millimeters ( 21.6 inches ) and a width of 350 millimeters ( 13.7 inches ). This door entrance will have a framing of 50 millimeters ( 2 inches ) on each side and 100 millimeters ( 4 inches ) at the top of the free birds avairy plans door entrance.
When building of the aviary is complete position the opening of the door away from any prevailing wind. This will prevent loosing the heat from the heater for a birds aviary. A heated birds aviary in cold weather will be a great benefit to your pets.
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When positioning the finished aviary face the front of the aviary away from any prevailing winds.
Rodent control will be also easier if the birds aviary base has a floor that is not left resting on the ground.
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