Wren Nest Box

Dimensions of this birdhouse are generally suitable for house wrens, winter wrens, Bewick’s wrens, brown creepers and possibly various chickadees, nuthatches and titmice.

Make this box with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood.

Rough-cut wood stock is best to provide surfaces that birds can grip to support themselves.

Wren nest box made with cedar.

Species specific dimensions are 4″ by 4″ floor (inside dimensions), 8″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

Wren nest box species dimensions for three wren species and brown creepers.

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, 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 wren nest box plans.

For the bird species that are likely to use this nest box, install in forests, groves and yards on trees, posts, possibly fences or walls with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. At least 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 the box installed and allow the box to winter over clean and dry – it might be used as a warmer by various birds.

Chickadees, Titmice and Nuthatches may also use this nest box.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

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Wren Nest Box

Wren nest box made with cedar.

Dimensions of this birdhouse are generally suitable for house wrens, winter wrens, Bewick’s wrens, brown creepers and possibly various chickadees, nuthatches and titmice.

Make this box with red cedar, pine, or almost any soft wood. Rough-cut wood stock is best to provide surfaces that birds can grip to support themselves.

Wren nest box species dimensions for three wren species and brown creepers.

Species specific dimensions are a 4″ by 4″ floor (inside dimensions), 8″ floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 6″ above the floor (to top of hole) and ventilation openings in the floor and under the roof.

Hinged roof provides easy access for monitoring and cleaning. Brass shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware.

The back wall panel extends, 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.

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.

View and print wren nest box plans.

For the bird species that are likely to use this nest box, install in forests, groves and yards on trees, posts, possibly fences or walls with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high. At least 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 various.

Chickadees, Titmice and Nuthatches may also use this nest box.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

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