Boreal Owl House

Build the boreal owl house with cedar, pine or most any softwood. Use wood stock rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 7″ by 7″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 16″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Cut an entrance hole 2 1/2″ tall by 4 1/2″ wide and 14″ above the floor (to top of hole). Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Species Birdhouse Dimensions for Boreal Owls
Secure a hinged roof in closed position with shutter hooks. Or make a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces. This reduces a tendency for wood to split. It makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

Select to view or print boreal owl house plans and dimensions.
The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these panels for mounting. Drill an extra mounting hole inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain. Holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.
Mount this nest box 10 feet or higher near woodland edges or clearings. Place a bed of wood chips (not sawdust) in the box.

Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals. Carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc. often have the right equipment and experience.

Remove the nest from the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave installed and allow the box to winter over clean and dry.

Other owls, woodpeckers and squirrels may use this box.

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Boreal Owl House

Species dimensions for boreal owl houses.
Build the boreal owl house with cedar, pine or most any softwood. Use wood stock rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 7″ by 7″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 16″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Cut an entrance hole 2 1/2″ tall by 4 1/2″ wide and 14″ above the floor (to top of hole). Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Secure a hinged roof in closed position with shutter hooks. Or make a fixed roof and Side Opening Doors. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces. This reduces a tendency for wood to split. It makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.
View or print boreal owl house plans.
The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these panels for mounting. Drill an extra mounting hole inside the box just under the roof.

Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain. Holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

Mount this nest box 10 feet or higher near woodland edges or clearings. Place a bed of wood chips (not sawdust) in the box.

Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals. Carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc. often have the right equipment and experience.

Remove the nest from the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave installed and allow the box to winter over clean and dry.

Other owls, woodpeckers and squirrels may use this box.

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