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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.

 

Clean and disinfect nest boxes with a 5% bleach and 95% water mix after the brooding season to prevent spread of disease and parasites. Use rubber gloves, eye protection, spray bottles, and sponges to completely saturate nest box interiors.

 

Design nest boxes with clear and easy access to their interior. Bird houses need to be be cleaned and disinfected after the brooding season to be certain that parasites, their eggs and larvae are completely eliminated.

 

Use softwood. Cedar is beautiful, easy to work with, is often rough-cut, or simulated so for fencing, which is good for grip, and it endures. When fresh, it has a repellent effect on some insect pests. Pine is also a good, abundant softwood.

Hardwoods are difficult to work with, heavier and more suited to fine joinery used in furniture. It’s more work and not necessary.

 

Snow Bunting Birdhouse

The Snow Bunting Nestbox is constructed with cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood.

It has a 5″ by 5″ floor (inside dimensions), 8″ floor to ceiling (inside front) and 1 3/4″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ below the roof.

Snow bunting birdhouse made with cedar.

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

View and print snow bunting birdhouse plans.

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 post or wall) 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.

Mount on a post or the wall of a house or shed. Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over.

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Snow Bunting Birdhouse

The Snow bunting birdhouse is unique in that the entrance hole is located at the bottom just 3/16″ above the floor. This will retain warmer rising air.

Construct this birdhouse with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use rough-cut wood on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

Make the floor 5″ by 5″ (inside dimensions) and an 8″ floor to ceiling height (inside front). Cut a 1 3/4″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ below the inside roof (to top of hole).

Drill or cut limited ventilation openings in the floor, but not in upper parts under the roof.

Attach a hinged roof to provide easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Use shutter hooks to secure the roof in a closed position. Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

View and print snow bunting birdhouse plans.

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 post or wall) 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.

Mount on a post or the wall of a house or shed. Place a few wood chips, not saw dust, on the floor.

Remove the nest and clean well after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Snow Bunting Birdhouse

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The Snow bunting birdhouse is unique in that the entrance hole is located at the bottom just 3/16″ above the floor. This will retain warmer rising air.

Construct this birdhouse with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Use rough-cut wood on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

Make the floor 5″ by 5″ (inside dimensions) and an 8″ floor to ceiling height (inside front).

Cut a 1 3/4″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ below the inside roof (to top of hole).

Drill or cut limited ventilation openings in the floor, but not in upper parts under the roof.

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

View and print birdhouse plans and dimensions for snow buntings

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 post or wall) 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.

Mount on a post or the wall of a house or shed. Place a few wood chips, not saw dust, on the floor.

Remove the nest and clean well after the brood rearing seasons are over.

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