0022931945380

Model 94538

Internet #100671495

Bat House

$9.99 /each

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Easy enough for an 8-year-old, but fun for all ages, this pre-cut wooden kit encourages creativity and instills a sense of accomplishment. You will learn to sand with the grain of the wood, hammer and create real cool stuff in less than an hour. These useful items will be treasured for years. Parents of younger children will have fun working with them on this project. Parts are made of wood, and kit includes all necessary assembly hardware. Can be used as-is, or painted or stained and adorned with stickers or stamps. Glue, hammer and/or screwdriver not included.

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Is it effective?

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Belpre, OH
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August 31, 2016
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I have my doubts. A nice looking kit that looks more like a bird house. Easily assembled but not sure how effective it will be.
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As promised, I am responding after the kit arrived. Upon inspection, this is definitely a kids' kit, easily assembled from six pre-cut pieces to be nailed and glued together in under a half an hour. From my reading, I think the "gap" for the bats to crawl into may be a bit large...(some indicate less than 3/4" gap is sufficient. Also, other plans stress a rough surface on the interior walls for the bats Read More
As promised, I am responding after the kit arrived. Upon inspection, this is definitely a kids' kit, easily assembled from six pre-cut pieces to be nailed and glued together in under a half an hour. From my reading, I think the "gap" for the bats to crawl into may be a bit large...(some indicate less than 3/4" gap is sufficient. Also, other plans stress a rough surface on the interior walls for the bats to climb up. These pieces are all smooth, despite an instruction warning not to sand the inside walls.) There is a slight overlap in the rear wall that can protrude above or below the house. I thought there is a need for a five-to-six inch "landing pad" to hang below... so I will try to stick it downward, and possibly attach a netting or grid for this purpose. I have yet to work out a method to hang this house, other than "hang it from a nail" as the instructions suggest. SO, is it effective? As a fun little kit, yes. As a home for migrating bats? I'll let you know in about 9 months or so once the bat have found it in the trees. Read Less
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August 25, 2016
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I have ordered my first Bat House this week. I expect to assemble it the day after delivery, and will mount it on my back tree once I figure out a mounting system. I am told that the bats will need to learn the box is there, and transfer to the house when excluded from their current habitat. So, there may be a year delay before I will have an answer for you. But it wouldn't hurt to build, position and Read More
I have ordered my first Bat House this week. I expect to assemble it the day after delivery, and will mount it on my back tree once I figure out a mounting system. I am told that the bats will need to learn the box is there, and transfer to the house when excluded from their current habitat. So, there may be a year delay before I will have an answer for you. But it wouldn't hurt to build, position and get ready for next year. Read Less
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How many bats does it hold?

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This is impossible to answer, as it is open to nature. Bats like warm, dark tight spaces, and so, could pack in tightly... but at anytime, they may or may not be at home. Figure this would house one family (mama, and two pups) easily, and possibly more. Position it 10-15 feet above the ground in direct sunlight, as it works best with at least 7 hours daylight exposure.
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50-80
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I want to know how many will it hold???
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Is this assembled?

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No, it does not arrive assembled. This is a simple 6 element kit for your assembly. It is suitable for children or those with minimal woodworking skills. You can finish the outside to taste, but dark stain or paint is best to attract bats.
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April 25, 2016
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Is not pre-assembled but it comes with the nails you use. You do need some wood glue tho.
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January 17, 2016
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No, this item is not assembled.
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Is this kit available in stores?

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The bat house kit is available to be shipped either to directly to your home for a shipping fee, or else direct to your local store, for free. So, while it is available via your store, there are not any on the shelf at any one time.
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, this item is not available in stores. It is only available online.
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, this item is not available in stores. It is only available online.
For any further questions or assistance, please contact our Online Contact Centers at 1-800-430-3376 seven days a week from 6am-2am or chat with us.
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Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cute Kids' Project Easy to Assemble As a kit, this has 6 pre-cut wooden pieces and 16 nail brads, making it easy to assemble. You supply the wood glue, hammer and stain or paint, and a method of mounting or hanging it 15 feet up with 7 hrs sunshine on it. I had a few concerns: The two chambers created inside are over 1" deep...possibly too wide for bats to snuggle in. It's not a very large house. Also, Home Depot pasted a permanent adhesive sticker shipping label over the instructions. The roof and rear wall are EXTREMELY thin and will warp in weather. As a result, I am adding a 5"x5" square of asphalt roofing shingle cut from a remnant. I am also caulking all seams. I cut parallel horizontal slots with a circular saw to "roughen up" the interior walls and allow the bats to climb up easily. I will also attach a square of recycled plastic eves trough netting to hang down and create a "landing pad" for them to catch when approaching. I felt these were reasonable improvements but not necessary. The instructions stress NOT to sand the inside walls smooth, but I found all pieces arrived with smooth surfaces, so this must be left over from earlier editions. All in all, a fun little kit, but I am not convinced how effective it will be to house wild bats. (attached photo shows kit being assembled in a half an hour). August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blue Ribbon Winner Our fourteen year grandson was looking for an item to make for the "Wood Item" category in the Youth Division of the county fair. This looked like a good solution so we bought the kit. He put it together and stained it, (did a great job) and won a blue ribbon for his efforts. We have not put it outside to test whether it welcomes the bats but are well pleased with the purchase! August 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ok, I guess They come unassembled, which is ok, but I bought 3, and one of them didn't have any nails. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service! Very knowledgeable. Love my product. Salesperson was helpful in our selection! July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bat House Fun My grandchildren had fun putting together the bat houses and decorating them. Not sure the bats will like them,but it was fun June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome!!! Mom and daughter time!!! Build was easy!!! Just make sure it is south facing in the sun and @ least 19 feet off the ground!!! Bats are great! June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kids project Purchased for a visit with my grand daughter. Both are 12 years of age. We built and painted, within an hour, and placed them on the back yard tree. Made life time memories. bigjim May 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not great The roof piece and slide in divider are very flimsy ply wood. I don't expect this bat house to last more than maybe one summer outside, but for the price it's a fun and simple carpentry project for the kids. April 25, 2016
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