- The back is 1x12 pine, cut two feet long at the high point.
- The roof tops are 1x8 pine.
- He used a masonry bit to cut the hole in the bottoms of the clay pots.
- A circle of wood was cut to fit inside the large opening of the pot.
- Holes were drilled into the side of the pot to fasten it to the wood circle with screws and washers.
- Four screws come through the back of the sign board into the wooden circle to hold the clay pots to the board.
The wooden circle sits just inside the clay pot. The washers and screws go into the drilled holes in the side of the pot, and into the wooden circle to hold it in. More screws come in from the back to hold the wooden circle to the back board.
I drew the screws too big; make sure yours are just the right length to go through the back board into the wooden circle but not so long that they go all the way inside the bird house and poke the poor bird to death.
I painted the back board with watered down craft paint so plenty of wood grain would show through. I free-handed the logo but I've seen pretty awesome ones done with those vinyl stencil printer-cutter things (I don't have one and don't even know what they're called). Then I roughed it all up with a sanding block. I'm going to attach it right onto the outside of the house in a little niche near the front porch.
Aged it a little more with some oak polystain. Wish I had kept the polystain off the pots though; they looked better before. This would be the "don't do the stupid thing I did" portion. Get your backboard looking just the way you want it before you attach the pots. This was an afterthought for me though and I accidentally got stain onto the pots and then was like "Screw it" and covered the pots too. Now they're too shiny.
(But I still like it)