Bird House Plans (20+ Free, DIY Birdhouse Designs)

We have gathered a super collection of free, simple, birdhouse plans (nesting boxes) that will attract birds to your backyard and garden.  These beginner woodworking projects make a great family activity and will give you great bird watching opportunities. Learn where to place your birdhouse. Find more bird related ideas.

Bird House Plans (20+ Free, Beginner Birdhouse Designs)

Collection of free bird house plans

1. Simple Birdhouse – You can make this easy to build birdhouse from a single board in approximately one hour.

Simple Birdhouse Plans (Free, easy to build)

2. One-Board DIY Birdhouse – This simple DIY birdhouse is made from a single board and requires only a few tools to assemble.

One-board DIY bird house or nesting box.

3. Bird House from a Natural Log. Learn how to create a homemade nesting box from a log (with VIDEO).

Plans and video to create a bird house from a natural log.

4. Cute Hanging Wooden Bird Box – uses a recycled coffee can or PVC pipe and a few pieces of wood.

Cute DIY Wooden Bird Box

5. Approved PVC Blue Bird Nest Box Plans – Build this birdhouse in under an hour using PVC pipe and a small piece of wood.

Blue Bird Nest Box Plans (Approved PVC Birdhouse Design)

6. Free Birdhouse Plans – Build this unique beautiful birdhouse with a steep roof (with video).

Free birdhouse plans, DIY homemade wooden nesting box, handmade birdhouse bluebirds, chickadees, sparrows, swallows, warblers, woodpeckers, wrens, backyard, garden.

7. Log Cabin Bird House Plans – Make this rustic log cabin style home for your birds and they will want to stay in your backyard forever!

Free log cabin style bird house plans with patterns.

8. Bird House Planter Plans – a combination of a birdhouse and a planter designed to attract birds while also providing space for plants or flowers. This cute traditional birdhouse design has both an enclosed space for birds to nest, and an attached planter area on both sides for growing plants.
Bird house planter plans, DIY, combination, nesting box, planter area, growing plants.

9. Approved PVC Bird Box Plans – a great afternoon project. Enjoy having bluebirds, swallows, chickadees, nuthatches, warblers, woodpeckers, wrens nest on your property.
Bird Box Plans (Approved diy PVC Birdhouse Design)

10. Bird House Plans Gazebo – create a 6-sided (hexagon) nesting box. This stylish, elegant bird house will add a little decoration to your backyard or garden.
Bird House Plans Gazebo (6-sided) Hexagon nesting box.

11. Purple Martin House Plans – create a 12-unit purple martin nesting box. This stylish bird house with easy access and cleaning doors will add decoration to your backyard or garden while also attracting bug-eating birds.
Purple Martin House Plans (12-Unit) design.

12. Hanging A-Frame Bird House Plans – create a cozy and secure space for birds to build a nest and raise their young. This A-frame birdhouse consists of two sloping sides that come together at the top to form a peak, resembling the roof of an “A” frame house. The front and back sides of the birdhouse are flat, providing a stable surface for the birds to perch and enter the nest. This design can easily be hung from a tree or some other structure using wire, rope, or chain.
A-frame Bird House Plans, nesting box.

13. Simple A-Frame Bird House Plans – create a comfortable and secure nesting space for birds in your backyard or garden. This A-frame design is popular among bird enthusiasts and is known to attract a variety of bird species, including smaller songbirds. The birdhouse can easily be mounted on a post, tree, or other sturdy structure to ensure stability and to keep it at an appropriate height for the birds.
Simple A-frame Bird House Plans, nesting box.

14. Gourd Birdhouse Plans – create a beautiful nesting box using gourds. Birds are naturally attracted to gourd birdhouses because of their size and shape.

How to Build a Gourd Birdhouse - DIY Plans to create a Homemade bird house nesting box.

15. License Plate Birdhouse – uses wood on the sides and bottom and an old license plate for the roof.

Bird house plans license plate.

16. Modern Birdhouse – uses 2×4’s to create a birdhouse with a modern style. Let the bird’s know you are open for business.
Modern Birdhouse

17. DIY: Simple Bird House – this easy-to-build and functional birdhouse is great for bluebirds and chickadees.
Simple DIY Bird house

18. DIY Birdhouse – simple plans to make your own birdhouse.  Most of all, the builder and the birds will adore this birdhouse!
DIY Birdhouse

19. Sparrow Box – this unique design can accommodate more than one breeding pair.

More Birdhouse Plans

Did you know:  Birds are very beneficial and provide a natural pest control from insects like bugs, moths, and caterpillars.  Therefore, a birdhouse will be providing you two benefits.

20. Green Roof DIY Birdhouse– this birdhouse combines a living roof on the top.

21. Cedar Double Bird House Planter – this birdhouse doubles as a planter.

22. DIY Classic Birdhouse – this simple, quick project will quickly get your feathered friends hanging out in your backyard.
How to make a bird house.

23. Chickadee House.  This birdhouse is designed to attract chickadees which are year-round residents. The steeply sloped roof gives it a striking touch.

24. Peanut Butter Birdhouse – Take a plastic jug (e.g., an old peanut butter container) and convert it into a birdhouse!
Peanut Butter Bird House

25. Church Birdhouse – combines metal and wood to create a birdhouse that looks like a church.

26. Wren Birdhouse – this birdhouse is designed for wrens or house finches.  The roof has a hinge that allows you to open and close it.
Wren Birdhouse Plans

27. Church Birdhouse – this birdhouse looks like an old wooden church that you might see in the country.
Church Birdhouse Plans

28. Outhouse Birdhouse – this birdhouse combines wood and a galvanized steel roof to look like an old outhouse.
Outhouse style birdhouse

29. Texan Birdhouse.  This tall birdhouse is extra tall and hence is called the “Tall Texan.”
The tall Texan birdhouse plans

30. General Store Birdhouse – the front of this birdhouse has the look of an old western style general store.
The general store birdhouse plans.

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