Hairy Woodpecker Nest Box Plans



Species Nestbox Dimensions for Hairy Woodpecker
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The nest box for the Hairy Woodpecker is constructed with Red Cedar. Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 6" by 6" floor, 14" inside ceiling, 1 5/8" diameter entrance hole located 11" above the floor. Ventilation openings are in the floor and under the roof.

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



Hairy Woodpecker

 Hairy Woodpecker


Assembled with corrosion resistant screws. Pilot holes in both primary and secondary work pieces makes for easy assembly with screwdriver in minutes.

Mount 12 feet or higher on a tree in a forest, forest edge, or grove.   Birdhouses mounted out of reach should be installed by professionals.

See species pages for Hairy Woodpecker habits and ranges.




Safety First

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area on a work bench approximately waist high.

Wear eye protection.  Eye injuries are the most common assembly mishap.

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


Assembly Instructions

1) Fasten Right Side to Back Panel with screws. 2) Fasten Floor to Right Side and Back 3) Fasten Left Side to Back Panel and Floor. 4) Fasten Front Panel.

Assembly Instructions

5) Fasten Hinges to Roof with Small Screws 6) Fasten Roof and Hinges to Back Panel. 7) Fasten Shutter Hooks to Roof and Sides with Round-head Screws 8) Mount Nestbox with Large Screws at appropriate Height. (see specific species mounting height and habitat.)

Hairy Woodpecker Nest Box Plans


Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Hairy Woodpecker


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