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Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

Side Mounted Birdhouse

The side mounted birdhouse will accommodate a broad range of bird species.

It can be assembled with the entrance hole on either side and mounted on a wall, fence, or tree.

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.

Pilot holes in primary work pieces can be slightly larger diameter than pilot holes in secondary work pieces.

This allows for easier screw-insertion into primary work pieces and alignment with secondary work pieces where screw threads must fasten more snugly.

A cedar birdhouse for chickadees, nuthatches and downy woodpeckers.
Side Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees Nuthatches Titmice and Downy Woodpeckers

Pilot hole locations were originally detailed so that the panel with the entrance hole and the back panel are interchangeable. But this precision may be difficult and is not necessary.

Alternatively, drill pilot holes in primary work pieces first (the first piece in which the screws are inserted). Then hold primary and secondary work pieces in position and use the pilot hole in the primary work piece as a guide to either mark or drill the pilot holes in the secondary work piece.

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Select to view or print plans.
Select to view or print plans.

Assembly

Safety First!

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area.

Wear eye protection. Eye injuries are the most common serious injury.

Keep hardware and tools away from children and infants; store away when not in use.

Birdhouse assembly drawings.

Decide whether entrance hole is to be on the left or right side of the nest box. See example photo and diagrams.

1. Align front panel (triangular piece with entrance hole) with base (largest piece) so that entrance hole is toward the top of the base. The top of the base has two extra pilot holes which accept screws to fix the roof.

Also align front panel with three holes in the base which are inset from the edge. The base can be flipped side for side and end for end as pilot holes are bored completely through. Note the front panel is inset from the edge of the base and the back panel is flush with the edge.

2. Attach front and back panels to the base with wood screws using a screwdriver. Back panel must be aligned so that pilot holes accept bottom panel screws. Leave screws loose until bird house if completely assembled.

3. Attach bottom panel to front and back panels with wood screws. Note extra pilot holes are on the end of the bottom panel.

4. Attach roof to the base and bottom panels.

5. Mount bird house securely with large screws through pilot holes in back panel.

For the bird species that are likely to use this nest box, install in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. Out of reach is best to deter the curious unless the box is well concealed. 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 May Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the black-capped chickadee species page.
Visit the Carolina chickadee species page.
Visit the mountain chickadee species page.
Visit the chestnut-backed chickadee species page.
Visit the Siberian chickadee species page.
Visit the boreal chickadee species page.
Visit the house wren species page.
Visit the Bewick's wren species page.
Visit the winter wren species page.
Visit the Carolina wren species page.
Visit the brown creeper species page.
Visit the white-breasted nuthatch species page.
Visit the red-breasted nuthatch species page.
Visit the brown-headed nuthatch species page.
Visit the pygmy nuthatch species page.
Visit the downy woodpecker species page.
Visit the tufted titmouse species page.
Visit the oak titmouse species page.
Visit the tree swallow species page.
Visit the violet-green swallow species page.
Visit the prothonotary warbler species page.

Side Mounted Birdhouse

The side mounted birdhouse will accommodate a broad range of bird species.

It can be assembled with the entrance hole on either side and mounted on a wall, fence, or tree.

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.

Pilot holes in primary work pieces can be slightly larger diameter than pilot holes in secondary work pieces. This allows for easier screw-insertion into primary work pieces and alignment with secondary work pieces where screw threads must fasten more snugly.

Side-mounted Cedar Birdhouse
Side Mounted Birdhouse Assembly

Pilot hole locations were originally detailed so that the panel with the entrance hole and the back panel are interchangeable. But this precision may be difficult and is not necessary.

Alternatively, drill pilot holes in primary work pieces first (the first piece in which the screws are inserted). Then hold primary and secondary work pieces in position and use the pilot hole in the primary work piece as a guide to either mark or drill the pilot holes in the secondary work piece.

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Side Mounted Birdhouse Plans
Front and Back Panels.

Assembly

Safety First!

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area.

Wear eye protection. Eye injuries are the most common serious injury.

Keep hardware and tools away from children and infants; store away when not in use.

Birdhouse assembly drawings.

Decide whether entrance hole is to be on the left or right side of the nest box. See example photo and diagrams.

1. Align front panel (triangular piece with entrance hole) with base (largest piece) so that entrance hole is toward the top of the base. The top of the base has two extra pilot holes which accept screws to fix the roof.

Also align front panel with three holes in the base which are inset from the edge. The base can be flipped side for side and end for end as pilot holes are bored completely through. Note the front panel is inset from the edge of the base and the back panel is flush with the edge.

2. Attach front and back panels to the base with wood screws using a screwdriver. Back panel must be aligned so that pilot holes accept bottom panel screws. Leave screws loose until bird house if completely assembled.

3. Attach bottom panel to front and back panels with wood screws. Note extra pilot holes are on the end of the bottom panel.

4. Attach roof to the base and bottom panels.

5. Mount bird house securely with large screws through pilot holes in back panel.

For the bird species that are likely to use this nest box, install in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. Out of reach is best to deter the curious unless the box is well concealed. 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 May Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the black-capped chickadee species page.
Visit the Carolina chickadee species page.
Visit the mountain chickadee species page.
Visit the chestnut-backed chickadee species page.
Visit the Siberian chickadee species page.
Visit the boreal chickadee species page.
Visit the house wren species page.
Visit the Bewick's wren species page.
Visit the winter wren species page.
Visit the Carolina wren species page.
Visit the brown creeper species page.
Visit the white-breasted nuthatch species page.
Visit the red-breasted nuthatch species page.
Visit the brown-headed nuthatch species page.
Visit the pygmy nuthatch species page.
Visit the downy woodpecker species page.
Visit the tufted titmouse species page.
Visit the oak titmouse species page.
Visit the tree swallow species page.
Visit the violet-green swallow species page.
Visit the prothonotary warbler species page.

Side Mounted Birdhouse

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Side Mounted Birdhouse for Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Swallows and Downy Woodpeckers

The side mounted birdhouse will accommodate a broad range of bird species.

It can be assembled with the entrance hole on either side and mounted on a wall, fence, or tree.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Side Mounted Birdhouse Assembly

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.

Pilot holes in primary work pieces can be slightly larger diameter than pilot holes in secondary work pieces. This allows for easier screw-insertion into primary work pieces and alignment with secondary work pieces where screw threads must fasten more snugly.

Pilot hole locations were originally detailed so that the panel with the entrance hole and the back panel are interchangeable. But this precision may be difficult and is not necessary.

Alternatively, drill pilot holes in primary work pieces first (the first piece in which the screws are inserted). Then hold primary and secondary work pieces firmly in position and use the pilot hole in the primary work piece as a guide to either mark or drill the pilot holes in the secondary work piece.

Select to view or print plans.
Side Mounted Birdhouse Dimensions and Assembly
Side Mounted Birdhouse Front and Back Panel Assembly

Assembly

Safety First!

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area.

Wear eye protection. Eye injuries are the most common serious injury.

Keep hardware and tools away from children and infants; store away when not in use.

Birdhouse assembly drawings.

Decide whether entrance hole is to be on the left or right side of the nest box. See example photo and diagrams.

1. Align front panel (triangular piece with entrance hole) with base (largest piece) so that entrance hole is toward the top of the base. The top of the base has two extra pilot holes which accept screws to fix the roof.

Also align front panel with three holes in the base which are inset from the edge. The base can be flipped side for side and end for end as pilot holes are bored completely through. Note the front panel is inset from the edge of the base and the back panel is flush with the edge.

2. Attach front and back panels to the base with wood screws using a screwdriver. Back panel must be aligned so that pilot holes accept bottom panel screws. Leave screws loose until bird house if completely assembled.

3. Attach bottom panel to front and back panels with wood screws. Note extra pilot holes are on the end of the bottom panel.

4. Attach roof to the base and bottom panels.

5. Mount bird house securely with large screws through pilot holes in back panel.

For the bird species that are likely to use this nest box, install in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high.

Out of reach is best to deter the curious unless the box is well concealed. 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 May Nest in this Birdhouse

Black-capped Chickadee Head
Carolina Chickadee Head
Visit the mountain chickadee species page.
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Head
Siberian Chickadee Head
Visit the boreal chickadee species page.
House Wren Head
Bewick's Wren Head
Visit the winter wren species page.
Carolina Wren Head
Brown Creeper Head
Visit the white-breasted nuthatch species page.
Red-breasted Nuthatch Head
Brown-headed Nuthatch Head
Visit the pygmy nuthatch species page.
Downy Woodpecker Head
Tufted Titmouse Head
Visit the oak titmouse species page.
Tree Swallow Head
Violet-green Swallow Head
Visit the prothonotary warbler species page.

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