Nest Box Plans for Tree & Violet-green Swallows

       Nestbox for Tree Swallows and Violet-green Swallows



  Species Nestbox Dimensions for Tree Swallows and Violet-green Swallows

   Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
  Western Bluebird
  Mountain Bluebird

This nest box is constructed with Red Cedar.  Wood stock is rough-cut on both sides so birds can grip interior and exterior surfaces.

It has a 5" by 5" floor (inside dimensions), 8" floor to ceiling (inside front), 1 1/2" 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 screwdriver in minutes.

Hang from a tree branch or under an eave or mount on a tree, post or wall between four and twenty feet high with partial sun and shade. Remove the nest after the brood rearing seasons are over.

See Tree Swallow and Violet-green Swallow species pages for habits and ranges.

Sparrows, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers and wrens may use this box.





Nestbox Plans and Dimensions for Tree Swallows and Violet-green Swallows




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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