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70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

This nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers is constructed with red cedar. Use most any softwood that is rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both 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).

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (the first work piece in which screws are inserted) and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

Cedar nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers.
Birdhouse dimensions for red-bellied woodpeckers.

This 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.

Select to view/print birdhouse plans

Locate the birdhouse for red-bellied woodpeckers in a woodland edge or clearing. Mount at least ten feet high. Place some wood chips (not sawdust) on the floor.

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

Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.​

Visit the red-bellied woodpecker species page.

Lewis’s woodpeckers, northern flickers, and some owl species may also use this box.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

This nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers is constructed with red cedar. Use most any softwood that is rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both 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).

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (the first work piece in which screws are inserted) and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

Cedar nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers.
Birdhouse Dimensions for Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

 This 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.

Locate the birdhouse for red-bellied woodpeckers in a woodland edge or clearing. Mount at least ten feet high. Place some wood chips (not sawdust) on the floor.

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

Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.

Visit the red-bellied woodpecker species page.

Lewis’s woodpeckers, northern flickers, and some owl species may also use this box.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

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Nest Box for Red-bellied Woodpeckers

This nest box for red-bellied woodpeckers is constructed with red cedar. 

Use most any softwood that is rough-cut on both sides so that birds can grip both interior and exterior surfaces.

A hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.

Birdhouse Dimensions for Red-Bellied Woodpeckers

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).

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Cut or drill ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces (the first work piece in which screws are inserted) and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

This 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.

Select to view/print birdhouse plans for red-bellied woodpeckers.

Locate the birdhouse for red-bellied woodpeckers in a woodland edge or clearing. Mount at least ten feet high. Place some wood chips (not sawdust) on the floor.

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

Installations out of reach and further should be installed and maintained by professionals with the right equipment and experience: carpenters, electricians, line workers, etc.

Visit the red-bellied woodpecker species page.

Lewis’s woodpeckers, northern flickers, and some owl species may also use this box.

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