Red-bellied Woodpecker Nest Box Plans
Species Nestbox Dimensions for Red-bellied Woodpecker

Nestbox for Red-bellied Woodpecker


The nest box for the Red-bellied 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, 2 1/2" 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.
Assembled with corrosion resistant screws. Pilot holes in both primary and secondary work pieces makes for easy assembly with screwdriver in minutes.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker


Mount out of reach on a tree in a woodland edge or clearing. Leave a bed of chips in the house. Birdhouses mounted out of reach should be installed by professionals.
See specific species pages for Red-bellied Woodpecker habits and ranges. Lewis's Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, and Owls may use this box.

See specific species pages for Red-bellied Woodpecker habits and ranges.




Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Red-bellied Woodpecker




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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