Bat House

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Project by kimosawboy posted 06-17-2014 01:46 AM 1459 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after receiving another email from my dearest mother, reminding me that she wants a bat house as well as a few other things. Also recalling that my aunt wanted one as well I figured it was time to make one or two.
The front and back are dado-ed into the sides. On the interior there are saw cuts at 3/4” intervals @1/8” depth for the bats to hang from.
Materials are 3/4” reclaimed Cedar…SS brads and some titebond.
W-12”, H16”, D4.5”

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 12:47 PM

nice. I have wanted to put one up on one of our trees for a few years. How high up should I hang it?

-- jroot

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 02:12 PM

’’Where you mount your bat house plays a major role in the internal temperature. Houses can be mounted on such structures as poles, sides of buildings and tall trees without obstructions. Houses placed on poles and structures tend to become occupied quicker than houses placed on trees. Bat houses should face south to southeast to take advantage of the morning sun. In northern states and Canada, bat houses need to receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight. Your bat house should be mounted at least 15 feet above the ground, the higher the house the greater the chance of attracting bats.’‘
From the Organization for Bat Conservation

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 01:26 PM

are they just hollow inside? no shelf or ledge just the grooves for them to hang on?

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