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70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

70birds

Birdhouse Plans Index

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.

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.

A cedar birdhouse for wrens & brown creepers.
Wren Brown Creeper 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, 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.

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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.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the house wren species page.
Visit the winter wren species page.
Visit the Bewick's wren species page.
Visit the brown creeper species page.

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

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.

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.

Cedar nest box for wrens & brown creepers.
View and print birdhouse plans for wrens & brown creepers

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 or print wren & brown creeper birdhouse 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.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the house wren species page.
Visit the winter wren species page.
Visit the Bewick's wren species page.
Visit the brown creeper species page.

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

Wren Nest Box

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Nestbox for Wrens and Brown Creepers

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.

Nestbox Dimensions Wrens & 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.

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.

Select to Print or View Wren Brown Creeper Birdhouse Plans

Extend the back wall panel beyond both top and bottom. Drill pilot holes in these long panels for mounting. Drill an extra mounting hole inside the box just under the roof.

Stagger these holes so that all are not in line along a single wood grain. Holes in line with grain can weaken and cause wood to split.

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 some of these birds.

Birds that Nest in this Birdhouse

Visit the House Wren Page
Visit the Winter Wren Page
Visit the Bewick's Wren Page
Visit the Brown Creeper Page

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

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