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Model # 94538

$12.99
  • Quality wood construction makes it corrosion resistant
  • Paintable base allows applying color for an enhanced look
  • Easy-to-follow instructions enable hassle-free installation
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Product Details
  • Quality wood construction makes it corrosion resistant
  • Paintable base allows applying color for an enhanced look
  • Easy-to-follow instructions enable hassle-free installation
About This Product

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.

  • Challenge kids to learn more about bats
  • Fun way to spend an afternoon building
  • Easy-to-follow instructions included
  • Create a bat habitat in your backyard
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Product ID #: 100671495Internet #: 022931945380Model #: 94538
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 12.5 in, W 5 in, D 3.5 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)3.5 inProduct Height (in.)12.5 in
Product Width (in.)5 in

Details

Hardware IncludedYesPre-cutYes
Returnable90-DayWood pieces included6

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyNo
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Does the bat house have a bottom?
by|Aug 19, 2023
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A:  No the kit doesn't have a bottom.

by|Aug 21, 2023
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    Q:Do you have to put a finish on the outside to make it weather resistant or is it already treated wood?
    by|Oct 4, 2021
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    A:  No, we just used glue to put it together. There didn't appear to be an outside finish to the pieces and we didn't do one either. It wasn't recommended.

    by|Oct 6, 2021

      A:  Honestly, I don't know if the wood is treated..I can tell you that we put these together and put them up about 5 years ago and they are continuing to serve their purpose, great little bat houses...

      by|Oct 6, 2021

        A:  The wood is not treated. It is best to paint the wood black. We had some extra shingles around the house and installed them on the top but that isn’t required 

        by|Mar 25, 2023
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          Q:What should it attach to, tree, pole...?
          by|Jun 6, 2019
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          A:  In my experience, the higher the better. We put ours near the top of the peak on the house and on the north side. Heat here in TX heat is an issue and direct sunlight seems to limit how much it is used.

          by|Aug 16, 2022
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            A:  We put it on the side of our mobile home where the awning meets the top of the mobile home.

            by|Jun 8, 2019

              A:  10 feet off the ground. Facing South East.

              by|Mar 25, 2023
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                A:  At least high enough so that falling bats have enough space and time to get their little wings flapping and get airborne. Probably 5 to 6 feet and not in trees, for the same reason.

                by|Aug 16, 2022
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                  Q:No mesh is required as their little claws can too easily get caught up in it. Instead just use something sharp to scrape some grooves I to that back wall before assembly is finished. These grooves will supply the bats with enough of an edge, much like those found in caves
                  by|Jun 4, 2019
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                  A:  Mesh will rust from the urine. rough up the plywood for them to climb on.

                  by|Mar 7, 2021
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                    A:  We've had a couple bat houses. We've never done anything to the inferior to allow the bats to hold on to the sides. Bats use the houses regularly so I assume they have the capability (very sharp claws) to hold on without assistance.

                    by|Aug 27, 2019
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                      A:  I agree with Tj. As I recall the inside portion of the Bat House was already roughed. If It wasn't, then I did it myself.

                      by|Aug 27, 2019
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                        A:  No Mesh

                        by|Aug 27, 2019
                          1 found this answer helpful

                          A:  I tend to agree except you'll find a lot of support for hanging netting, wire mesh or burlap when constructing a bat house from scratch. For this small bird house that has been converted to a bat house, you can do as you like. I would like to see one grooved as you suggest. Let us know how this works out for you and the bats!

                          by|Aug 27, 2019
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                          Customer Reviews

                          3.9 out of 5
                          • 3.9 out of 132 reviews
                          • 78% recommend this product
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                          Better for wasps than for bats… but useful.
                          It’s really way too small for bats; much better for small pollinators like bees, hornets, or wasps. Good building project a child though, as was doing the research to see what a real bat house really needs in terms of size and features. We’re using this for a weather station transmitter; works perfectly for that!
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                            Fun for the kids.
                            Fun for the kids.
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                            Great project my son loved making it and it was easy for him to follow the directions to complete
                            Great project my son loved making it and it was easy for him to follow the directions to complete
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                            They arrived within 2 days and were just as described. Easy to assemble. You only need your own h...
                            They arrived within 2 days and were just as described. Easy to assemble. You only need your own hammer and some wood glue. I painted them a light yellow hoping to make them attractive to bats. We will be hanging them tonight with hopes of having bats occupy them!
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                            The bat house was easy to assemble. The instructions were clear and helpful. I think about 6 t...
                            The bat house was easy to assemble. The instructions were clear and helpful. I think about 6 to 10 bats could use this house. It is a great project to help local bat populations. I will apply sealer to make sure it can withstand wintertime in the Midwest.
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                            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).
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                            Great bat house!
                            This bat house was easy to assemble. My son and I enjoyed putting it together and hanging it in our yard. Now we are just waiting for the bats to move in!
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                            Terrific for the money!
                            I bought two to make as a gift for a friend. Followed the directions EXACTLY on the first house and of course, the hanging insert was slightly too large to "slide inside" after assembly. :P I ended up using that one as a template for decorating later. When building the second one, I made sure to attach the hanging insert BEFORE fully assembling the house and that worked out much better. I can't paint well so I ink stamped it and then polyeurothaned it for durability. I think it came out cute.
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                            Not a Certified Bat House!
                            This bat house is simply too small for bats. The minimum size is 14" wide and at least a 20" tall chamber(s). Also, the chambers should be no more than 3/4" in depth. This maybe a fun project but it is simply conVERsational not conSERvational. For a REAL bat house that works, search for a Certified bat house builder. Preferably constructed from rough cut cedar.
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                            These were a great deal and lots of fun
                            We had eight kids ages 4-8 make these bat houses and they turned out great. The kids needed a decent amount of parent help, but they could do a lot on their own and the whole project took about 15-20 minutes, well within their attention zone. They then decorated them and made them their own. So fun!
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