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Bird, Bee & Bug Houses [Paperback]

Derek Jones
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Book Description

7 Oct 2010
For many years people have enjoyed creating enticing habitats for birds and insects of all shapes and sizes. The most common of these are bird houses, which come in every conceivable shape and size. However in recent years, houses for insects have grown hugely in popularity as well. Bird, Bee and Bughouses explains all you need to know to create the perfect habitat for each chosen species. The book covers materials needed to create the house, deciding on a location and choosing an appropriate design. In total there are 30 projects to choose from, each with step-by-step illustrations to guide readers through the construction process.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: GMC (7 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186108644X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861086440
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 18.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Derek Jones began his career in the woodworking industry as an apprentice to a cabinetmaker, learning on the job the meticulous skills needed for fine furniture making. He went on to do an HND in 3D Design and began taking on his own bespoke furniture and joinery commissions. After time spent developing his design and project management skills, he is now the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine. Also available: Rustic Garden Furniture & Accessories 9781600591372

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Attractive and well-produced, clearly written, it has a range of DIY projects for encouraging creatures to your garden,including birds, bees, bats, insects. Projects range from very simple that a child could make, to moderately skilled requiring basic tools and some confidence in woodworking. The finished results look good and, it is claimed, do good for the environment. I'm going to make a bamboo insect house first, then perhaps a bee house to encourage their nesting in our garden. Great buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, clear, concise. LOVE this book!! 6 Jan 2013
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Only got this at Christmas so I've not used it yet, but I know I'll get exactly what I want from it!! It was bought to help me develop a hobby and give me the woodwork skills needed to set up a small enterprise. Definitely not disappointed!!

The book is well planned out and split into 5 sections: Getting started, Bee Houses, Bird Houses, Bug Houses and Bat Houses. Photos are good quality. The ideas are realistic and don't require many tools. All tools are easy found at the DIY store.

I love the way it's laid out and the amount of info given is excellent!! I'm particularly pleased to see that it covers health and safety, how to protect wildlife too and uses RSPB guidelines ie using the correct size holes depending on the bird and discussing what products can be used to finish a box.

It describes each tool and it's job and the designs are ones I want to make. They aren't fussy and elaborate but instead perfect for the first - timer. It's exactly what I wanted and can highly recommend it to others who have the creative urge and wish to attract nature to their garden.... or more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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My son of 9 was interested in building a bee house so I saw this book on amazon and took it from there. I have literally no DIY skills so as of yet, I haven't built the bird house as you need things like mitre joint saws and a few things that I don't have in the shed. Some of them are pretty complicated in my opinion but I can imagine that if I put my mind to it that I could do a fee of the projects with my son. Maybe next summer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the One You Want... 28 Jan 2013
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Great, honest and substainable ideology used in this book's approach. And all the designs are east whether you copy them to the "T" or make your own little modifications.

AND...Finally here's a book with metric measurements as well as imperial. Hooray...!
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