A while back I was searching the internet for easy to make birdhouses. I came across one that used an empty coffee can and a few pieces of wood for the roof. I didn't really like the looks of that one so I came up with my own version, using a plastic coffee container. I simply took off the lid and cut a small opening in the center of it. I then found an old fallen cedar branch in the woods and shaved off strips of the bark. I got the hot glue gun and some wood glue and cut the bark to sizes I needed and glued them on the lid. I was going for a log cabin look. It turned out pretty cool I think. For the roof, I found an old scrap piece of thick sheet metal, didn't even have to cut it or anything, just bent it by hand to the shape of the roof. I haven't actually had a bird in it cause I think I made the hole too big. Oh well, I know a tree frog has been hanging out in it. I guess it's good for something. Her's a couple of links to some pics of it.