Use weathered graying 2 x 4s and
corrosion resistant screws. Pre-drill countersunk pilot holes
For both the
Horned Owl, and the
Red-tailed Hawk, the platform
should be mounted 14' or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a
clearing adjacent to a tree line.
Working at these heights is dangerous. It is
highly recommended that platforms at dangerous heights be installed by professionals with
experience and the right equipment.
If you must install yourself, take extra
safety precautions. Borrow plenty of scaffolding from a contractor. Assemble
it around the post and install railings. That way you will have a safe platform to
stand on while working.
Protect your eyes. Eye injuries and
falls are common working accidents.