I started the birdhouse’s roof with a piece of 1 by 10 that I had laying around. I cut the base so it extends out over the birdhouse box a little on all sides.
Then I cut the birdhouse’s roof trusses. The first one was made by just using playing with some scrap wood and then I made three more.
Next I attached a piece of wood to be the middle support for the trusses and to add a roof accent.
Here is the birdhouse roof after it has been painted.
I found some plywood underlayment that i had in my scrap bin and used it for the roof top. I cut it so that it would extend over the edges to protect the birdhouse from rain and weather and used the brad nailer to nail it in place.
I found some cooper flashing and decided to use it for the top. I cut it with normal scissors but the edges can be sharp so use some heavy gloves if you do this. I measured the copper by laying it on top of the wood. I did this before I nailed the wood to the trusses.
Liquid nails is great for gluing down the copper flashing. I had to make sure I got the Liquid Nails that can be used outside and applied a thin layer. I used a scrap piece of wood underlayment to apply the Liquid Nails. This stuff is messy! Let it dry for a few days before putting it outside.
I cleaned up the copper with a shop rag.
Go back and touch up any paint that was missed. I use a small brush to apply a drop of paint over all the nail heads. It makes the birdhouse look nicer. Now your done!
And here is the finished temple birdhouse from another angle.
Here is one that I made for my neighbor who requested a shingle roof.
Were finished with this one. More birdhouses are coming soon!