My wife has been wanting a butterfly house for a while now. In fact she has had it on my list of things to make since last winter. What a nice and easy little project this turned out to be. I completed it over a weekend and she was definitely pleased with it. I think my jigsaw skills still need some work. I probably should have used a straight edge for some of this, but I can be a little hardheaded when it comes to attempting to do stuff freehand.
The plan I followed for this came from a book that I picked up, Easy to Build Birdhouses- A natural approach. I reviewed this book in a previous post. I’ll include links for the things I used on this project at the bottom of this post in case you want more information.
For lumber, I purchased everything I needed at Lowe’s. Not a lot to this. All of this is 1/2″ pine, but you could use anything you want provided you protect it for out-door weather. This one will be painted from top to bottom so it should be okay. I only used (1) – 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′ Pine
Milling & Assembly
When it came to finishing this one up. My wife is going to paint the entire thing with exterior paint. You could finish it up with exterior stain, but I think butterflies like colorful things…!