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Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware. Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (first piece the screw is inserted into). Drill regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

 

You may prefer Side Opening Doors instead of hinged roof doors, especially for the larger nest boxes.

 

For increased ventilation in warmer climates, floor and side panel corner gaps can be larger than plans specify.

Some woodworkers may prefer to drill strategically located holes for ventilation and leave floor panels whole.

 

Hinges are suggested for easy access. Other methods for attaching roofs are just as good. However, most nest boxes are mounted out of reach for most people.

Birdhouse mounting, monitoring and maintenance on ladders are awkward chores that require “three hands”. Convenience increases safety when working at heights.

 

Chickadee Nuthatch Birdhouse

Chestnut-backed & Siberian Chickadees; Brown-headed & Pygmy Nuthatches

Build a chickadee nuthatch birdhouse for chestnut-backed and Siberian chickadees and brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches.

Make his nest box with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use rough-cut wood stock so birds can grip wood surfaces.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use brass shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Make a floor 4″ by 4″ floor (inside) and 9″ floor to ceiling height (inside front).

Cut a 1 1/8″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole).

Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

A cedar birdhouse for chickadees and nuthatches.
Chickadee - nuthatch birdhouse dimensions.

Extend the back wall panel beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these long 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. Multiple holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces. Drill 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.

Print or view birdhouse plans for chestnut-backed and Siberian chickadees and brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches

Install the chickadee nuthatch birdhouse in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. Unless the box is well concealed, out of reach is best to deter the curious. Also see each particular bird species page.

Remove the nest from the box in late summer or fall well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed and allow the box to winter over clean and dry. It might be used as a warmer by various birds.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the chestnut-backed chickadee species page.
Visit the brown-headed nuthatch species page.
Visit the Siberian chickadee species page.
Visit the pygmy nuthatch species page.

The 1 1/8″ entrance hole may restrict inhabitants of this nest box to these bird species, although nothing is certain.

Chickadee Nuthatch Birdhouse

Chestnut-backed & Siberian Chickadees; Brown-headed & Pygmy Nuthatches

Build a chickadee nuthatch birdhouse for chestnut-backed and Siberian chickadees and brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches.

Make his nest box with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use rough-cut wood stock so birds can grip wood surfaces.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Make a floor 4″ by 4″ floor (inside) and 9″ floor to ceiling height (inside front).

Cut a 1 1/8″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole).

Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Cedar nest box for chickadees & nuthatches
Species Birdhouse Dimensions

Extend the back wall panel beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these long 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. Multiple holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces. Drill 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 chickadee nuthatch birdhouse plans.

Install a chickadee nuthatch birdhouse in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. Unless the box is well concealed, out of reach is best to deter the curious. Also see each particular bird species page.

Remove the nest from the box in late summer or fall well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave installed and allow the box to winter over clean and dry. It might be used as a warmer by some of these birds.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the chestnut-backed chickadee species page.
Visit the Siberian chickadee species page.
Visit the Brown-headed Nuthatch species page.
Visit the Pygmy Nuthatch species page.

The 1 1/8″ entrance hole may restrict inhabitants of this nest box to these bird species, although nothing is certain.

Chickadee Nuthatch Birdhouse

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Nestbox for Chickadees & Nuthatches

Build a chickadee nuthatch birdhouse for chestnut-backed and Siberian chickadees and brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches.

Make his nest box with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use rough-cut wood stock so birds can grip wood surfaces.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. 

Nestbox Dimensions Wrens & Brown Creepers

Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Make a floor 4″ by 4″ floor (inside) and 9″ floor to ceiling height (inside front).

Cut a 1 1/8″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor (to top of hole).

Drill or cut ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Extend the back wall panel beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these long 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. Multiple holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces. Drill 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 print or view birdhouse plans for chestnut-backed and Siberian chickadees and brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches

Install a chickadee nuthatch birdhouse in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. Unless the box is well concealed, out of reach is best to deter the curious. Also see each particular bird species page.

Remove the nest from the box in late summer or fall well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave installed and allow the box to winter over clean and dry. It might be used as a warmer by some of these birds.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the chestnut-backed chickadee species page.
Visit the Siberian chickadee species page.
Visit the Brown-headed Nuthatch species page.
Visit the Pygmy Nuthatch species page.

The 1 1/8″ entrance hole may restrict inhabitants of this nest box to these bird species, although nothing is certain.

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