Why make a single-family birdhouse rather than a two-family? This version is no simpler or more difficult to build than the Twin Birdhouse (page 46), but perhaps the birds in your neighborhood would prefer a little more privacy!
Hook your tape measure on the right-hand end of the 1x6 board. Moving toward the left, mark points at 4 inches, 9 inches, 18 inches, and 23 inches. Square a line across the board at each of these points.
Mark the center point, which should be 2% inches in from either edge of the board, of the first line (4 inches from the right-hand end of the board). This will be the center of the entrance hole you will drill later.
From the point where the 4-inch line ends at the top of the board, use your Speed Square to draw a line down and toward the right at a 45-degree angle. From the bottom of the 4-inch line, draw a fine up and toward the right at a 45-degree angle. Extend the lines until they intersect at the center of the board; this intersection marks the top of the gabled front piece of the birdhouse.
Move down to the last line (23 inches from the end). Repeat the layout of step 3 to draw two
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