House Finch Birdhouse

Build the house finch birdhouse with cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 6″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Drill a 2″ diameter entrance hole located 4 1/2″ above the floor (to top of hole).  Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Or make a fixed roof and side opening doors. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

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 also makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

Cedar birdhouse for house finches.
House finch birdhouse species 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. Holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

View and print house finch birdhouse plans.

House Finches like bird houses mounted just out of reach on a post in the middle of a yard clear of trees or buildings. City backyards are good spots. House Finches may also nest on platforms.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed during winter. Birds might use it for a warmer.

Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows may also use this nest box. House Sparrows and Starlings are also attracted to bird houses with entrance holes of the size in this house.

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House Finch Birdhouse

House finch birdhouse made with cedar.

Build the house finch birdhouse with cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use wood rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

Make a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions) and a 6″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Drill a 2″ diameter entrance hole located 4 1/2″ above the floor (to top of hole).  Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

House finch birdhouse species dimensions.

Attach a hinged roof for easy access to monitor and clean. Use shutter hooks to secure roof in closed position. Or make a fixed roof and side opening doors. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

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 also makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

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. Holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

View and print house finch birdhouse plans.

House Finches like bird houses mounted just out of reach on a post in the middle of a yard clear of trees or buildings. City backyards are good spots. House Finches may also nest on platforms.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past. Store or leave the box installed during winter. Birds might use it for a warmer.

Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Tree and Violet Green Swallows may use this nest box. House Sparrows and Starlings are also attracted to bird houses with entrance holes of the size in this house.

Visit the house finch species page.
Visit the house finch species page.

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