wooden birdhouse nightlight
Hi everyone. I am very new to this site and also to woodworking. I used to watch my dad when he fussed around in his workshop but sadly he is no longer with me. I want to pick up where he left off (in a workshop full of odds and ends) and I'm looking to make a nightlight out of a small wooden birdhouse. The idea is to drill small holes in the roof so the light will shine on the ceiling much like stars.
My questions are a lot, I think so please bear with me. Any help is really appreciated, as I don't want to start a fire with my first project.
Am I stuck using a nightlight sized bulb (4 - 7 w) with a snap in socket (which I like the idea of for ease in changing the bulb) or can I use a larger bulb, either LED or incandescent? I know cfl's are not supposed to be used in closed fixtures, but I'm looking for something brighter than a small candelabra nightlight.
Also, should I line the inside with tin foil to protect the wood? (someone told me that was a good idea, but I think that would just make it too hot inside).
The birdhouse interior dimensions are roughly 6 inches high and about 5 inches diameter hexagon
Again, thanks for any help..