First make a template of the front of the bird house
Using trace paper mark in the entrance. Then draw the character you choose. This one is a fun bear.
Transfer the drawing to hard paper and make templates of each piece.
Trace onto cedar and paint if desired each template
The nose was cut with a scroll saw and the 1 1/2 inch hole cut using a forsner bit and a drill press.
Ears are two layers and eye pupils are a large button.
Paint the house to match. Nail all the pieces with glue as well to the bird house.
Fun for the back yard
The old man
Deer for the birds
After gluing and nailing I must touch up the eyes with paint.