I took a morning and a couple of lads to use up some plywood and make 6 of these bat houses. I did not have any plans to go by just what sized plywood leftovers that were laying around in the corner. They are about 18" tall, 10" wide, and 3" thick. Made mostly from 1/2" birch plywood, waterproof gorilla glue, 1-1/4" brad nails, and a couple pieces of strapping about 6" long. The chambers on the inside have grooves cut about 1/4" apart and less than 1/4" deep. The grooves fill both the inside chambers to the top. The local bat population is primarily the little brown bat, that eat twice their weight per day I’m told in insects. I was asked to make a pair for a PTSD equine therapy ranch for Vets. Rather than just make 2, I built 6, prob put one up at each of our campers, mine, grampa Jim, daughters, and sons, we all have campers within eyesight of each other. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions, fire away.
Woods: birch plywood
Tags: bat houses
CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!