044. Bird House
This was definitely a challenge to build. Some of the pieces in this set are starting to become worn. In some cases, that's a good thing. The dowel rods are slipping more easily into the metal pieces, for example. But it can also be a problem
The wooden collars aren't fitting as snugly as they used to, which makes constructions like the bird house difficult. The upper dowel rod (and everything attached to it), is basically balancing on the lower dowel, partially stabilized by the wooden collar.
That's the reason the lower dowel isn't as exposed as it is on the instruction sheet. I really needed it anchored securely in the metal box.