Woodpecker Birdhouse Elizabethtown KY

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Bluegrass Garden Center
(270) 737-5222
626 Westport Rd
Elizabethtown, KY
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Lighting Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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Three Springs Farm
(270) 360-0644
618 E Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY
Products / Services
Annuals

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E'town Pet Ctr
(270) 765-6649
300 Sycamore St Ste 4
Elizabethtown, KY

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The Home Depot
(270)763-6827
1510 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Don's Lumber
(270) 737-7702
2688 Leitchfield Rd.
Elizabethtown, KY
 
Village Green Nursery
(270) 737-3676
6100 Bardstown Road
Elizabethtown, KY
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Lee's Garden Center
(270) 358-9897
1918 Bardstown Road
Hodgenville, KY
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Feeders Supply Co
(270) 765-6491
1610 Ring Rd
Elizabethtown, KY

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Elizabethtown - B
(270) 765-3500
1704 N Towne Mall
Elizabethtown, KY
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

Fastenal- Elizabethtown
270-737-7902
405 E. Dixie Highway Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Elizabethtown, KY
 
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How To: Woodpecker Box

Build an Easy Box for Golden-fronted, Red-headed, and Hairy Woodpeckers

Download detailed plans you can use to build your own woodpecker box.

The plans for this box were taken from The Original Birdhouse Book , which features 26 birdhouse, nesting shelf and nesting box plans you can build.

Tools You'll Need

Square
Pencil
Ruler
Saw
Plane
Rasp
Brace , with 1/2-in. bit and expansion bit up to 2-1/2 in. or keyhole saw
Drill , with assorted small bits
Hammer
Straightedge

Materials

Golden-fronted, Red-headed, and Hairy Woodpecker Box Cedar boards or exterior plywood , 5/8 in., 36-1/4 by 17-1/4 in.:
Bottom-6 by 6 in.
Sides (2)-each 14-3/4 by 13-3/4 by 6 in.
Back-17 by 7-1/4 in.
Front-14 by 7-1/4 in.
Roof-9-1/4 by 9-1/4 in.
Fourpenny galvanized box nails
Sixpenny galvanized box nails (2)
Galvanized nail or right-angle screw hook, about 1.5 in. long
Caulking compound
Sixteen-penny galvanized nail
Post (optional)- 4 by 4 in. or 4 by 6 in., 14 ft. long galvanized metal pole
Strapping brackets for mounting box
Predator baffle (pole- or post-mounted)

Instructions

  1. After you have looked over the drawings and decided which box or boxes to build, lay out the parts, with a square and pencil, on the weather surface. Saw out the pieces, plane the splinters, mark the parts, and put them aside. If the interior surface of the front, back, and sides is smooth, roughen it-really scar it up-with the corner of a rasp. This helps young birds gain a foothold when trying to climb to the hole when exiting the box. Cut back the corners of the bottom piece.
  2. In the back panel, drill a 1/2-in. hole 2 in. down from the top and centered horizontally. (On the downy woodpecker box, center the hole 1 in. down.) Bevel the back 1/8 in. toward the interior surface. On the front panel, bevel 1/8 in. toward the weather surface.
  3. Drill the entrance as shown for each box, using a keyhole saw or expansion bit on the larger boxes. If you have neither, then draw the circle and drill a series of 1/2- to 1-in. holes just inside the circumference. Chew out the hole with a rasp, rounding the edges. Woodpeckers won't mind a few irregularities.
  4. Draw a line across the interior surface of the back, 2-3/4 in. up from the bottom. Extend it across the edges and the weather surface.
  5. Next, draw a line across the interior surface of the front panel, 1 in. up from the bottom, and extend it over both edges.
  6. Draw 1 more line across the interior surface of the right side panel, 1 in. up from the bottom, and extend it across the edges.
  7. To begin assembly, start 2 nails on the weather surface of the right side panel to come out 1/4 in. below the line. Do not get the nails too close to the edges of the side panel, because the bottom edge, to which you will nail the side panel, has the corners cut off. Place the "decornered" bottom on edge, against a wall. Lay the side panel across, with the line matching the interior surface of the bottom. The wall will...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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