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Side Mounted, Side Entrance Hole

 

   
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           Print Free Woodworking Plans & Dimensions (below)

 

 

 

The volume and 1 3/8" side entrance hole in these birdhouse plans are designed to accommodate a broad range of bird species.

Red cedar panels are fastened with corrosion resistant screws which easily turn into pre-drilled pilot holes. It has 128 cu inches of interior volume and two ventilation openings in the back

This bird house should not need extraordinary monitoring as
1 3/8" is usually too small for English Sparrows.

It can be assembled with the entrance hole on either side and mounted on a wall, fence, or tree. See each species page for specific mounting instructions. These birds may nest in this box:
 

Black-capped Chickadees
Carolina Chickadees
Mountain Chickadees
Chestnut-backed Chickadees
Boreal Chickadees
Siberian Chickadees

Brown Creeper

White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch

House Wrens
Carolina Wrens
Bewick's Wrens
Winter Wrens

Prothonotary Warblers

Tree Swallows
Violet-green Swallows
 

Tufted Titmouse
Plain Titmouse
 

Examine and Print Woodworking Plans Below.

 

 

Safety First

 

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area on a work bench at a height between waist and chest.

Wear eye protection.  Eye injuries are the most common assembly mishap.

Keep hardware and tools away from children and infants; store away when not in use.

 

 

 

 
     
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 Black-capped
Chickadee

 

 

 Carolina Chickadee
 


Siberian Chickadee

 

Tufted Titmouse
 

 

Plain Titmouse

 


Brown Creeper

 

Mountain Chickadee
 


Chestnut-backed Chickadee


House Wren
 

 

Carolina Wren

 

Bewick's Wren

 

Winter Wren
 

 

Boreal Chickadee
 

 

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
 

 

Brown-headed Nuthatch
 

 

 Red-breasted Nuthatch
 

 

Pigmy Nuthatch


 

Downy Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

Tree Swallow

 
Violet-green Swallow

Violet-green Swallow
 

Prothonotary Warbler

 

 

 

 

North American Bird Field Guides  

 

 

 

 

 

     
  Assembly

 

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Assembled with entrance hole on right or left side.
(see instructions below)

 

Assembled with Entrance Hole on Right or Left Side.   See  Assembly Instructions Below.

 

 
 

Assembly

Decide whether entrance hole is to be on the left or right side of the nest box.  See examples above and below.

Align front panel (triangular piece with entrance hole) with base (largest piece) so that entrance hole is toward the top of the base.  The top of the base has two extra pilot holes which accept screws to fix the roof.

Also align front panel with three holes in the base which are inset from the edge.  The base can be flipped side for side and end for end as pilot holes are bored completely through.  Note the front panel is inset from the edge of the base and the back panel is flush with the edge.

Attach front and back panels to the base with wood screws using a screwdriver (screws included).  Back panel must be aligned so that pilot holes accept bottom panel screws.  Leave screws loose until bird house if completely assembled.

Attach bottom panel to front and back panels with wood screws. Note extra pilot holes are on the end of the bottom panel. Attach roof to the base and bottom panels.

Mount bird house securely with large screws through pilot holes in back panel.
 

                                        

 


Assembly Instructions

 

 

 

Side Mount Bird House Plans
Use 5/8" Rough-Cut Stock

 

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