Build a bluebird box in 10 easy steps

This Peterson-style bluebird box has a wide, sloping roof to discourage cats and other predators.

If you're looking for a fun and inexpensive project to brighten your garden this spring, gather a few simple supplies and make a bluebird box.

It doesn't require fancy tools, and it's so straight forward that you can recruit the children in your life to help. Best of all, you'll be giving these colorful birds a safe place to nest.

The design featured here—which has a wide, sloping roof to discourage cats and other predators—is known as a Peterson-style bluebird box.

Click here to download a pdf of project plans for the Bluebird Box.