Greek Temple Bird house 3D print model
This is a bird house in the shape of a Greek temple. The inner dimensions are made for tomtits and sparrows. The inner chamber is 113.7mm x 114mm big. The hight is approximately 255mm high. The diameter of the entrance is 32mm. The entrance to the nest (or inner chamber) is hidden in plane site. The pillars create a first defense against bigger birds. Magpies for instance, can not get to the entrance. The Greek Temple Birdhouse can also be used to feed little birds. Just trow in some food as shown on the pictures. This birdhouse also has a suspension eye on the top. This suspension eye makes it easy to hang it up on a tree. It also can be adjusted to find the center of gravity. This way the temple always hangs straight. The material used for this part is PET-G because it holds it's strength better in sunlight. The eye is mounted with a M6x45mm bolt and nut. To clean the inside, you can remove a lid at the bottom that is hold by 8 wood screws. The roof is designed to keep the water out from the nest inside. The roof even has a working gutter, so the water can drain away.
This model is tested on FDM printers with a 0.4mm Nozzle and 0.2mm resolution (xyz = 200x200x230mm) with PLA. Only the suspension eye on top is printed in PET-G. It took me around 330 hours to print. That is around 3.4 KG of filament. See the PDF document for details. After gluing all the parts together I panted it in blue and white. Assembled the dimensions of this bird house are 342mmx427mm and 338mm high.
To get an idea about how the parts come together, please see the last 8 images in the photo section.
For the part “pilaar kapiteel” (part on top of the pillar) are 2 ways of printing it. The way I did it: in 4 parts that are later glued together. Or just in one piece. In the images the first way is shown. If you want to print this part in one peace, please use “pilaar kapiteel (2e option)24x.stl” instead of “pilaar kapiteel 96x”.
if you have any questions, feel free to ask :-)