House Wren Nest Box Plans 

   Nestbox for House Wren, Bewicks Wren, Winter Wren and Brown Creeper


  Species Dimensions for House Wren, Bewicks Wren, Winter Wren and Brown Creeper
Species Dimensions

This nest box will accommodate house wrens, winter wrens, bewick's wrens, and brown creepers.

When constructing the above nestbox (plans below) use rough-cut wood stock on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has 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.  Shutter hooks secure roof in closed position.  Pilot holes in both primary and secondary work pieces makes for easy assembly with a screwdriver in minutes.

Mount on a tree, post, fence or wall between four and twelve feet high with partial sun and shade (see each particular bird species page for specific habitat and mounting instuctions.)

Remove the nest in late summer or fall after the brood rearing seasons are over.  Chickadees, Titmice and Nuthatches may use this nest box.



House Wren


Bewick's Wren


Winter Wren


Brown Creeper


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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.)

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