Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

The nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 14″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

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

A red-bellied woodpecker birdhouse made of cedar.
 Red-bellied woodpecker birdhouse species dimensions.
The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.
View and print red-bellied woodpecker birdhouse plans.
Mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing. Leave a bed of wood chips (not sawdust) in the house.
Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.

See the Red-bellied Woodpecker species page for habitat, nesting habits and ranges.

Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, and some Owl species may also use this box.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

A red-bellied woodpecker birdhouse made of cedar.
The nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers is constructed with red cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 6″ by 6″ floor (inside dimensions), 14″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Red-bellied woodpecker birdhouse species dimensions.
A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

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

The back wall panel extends beyond both top and bottom to provide for mounting holes (usually to a tree or post) and a third mounting hole can be drilled inside the box just under the roof. Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain which can weaken and cause wood to split.
View or print red-bellied woodpecker birdhouse plans.
Mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing. Leave a bed of wood chips (not sawdust) in the house.
Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.

See the Red-bellied Woodpecker species page for habitat, nesting habits and ranges.

Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, and some Owl species may also use this box.

Visit the red-bellied woodpecker species page.
Visit the red-bellied woodpecker species page.

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