Woodpecker Birdhouse Rochester NY

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Genrich's Garden Center, Florist, Gift & Greenhouse
(585) 342-9830
375 Cooper Rd
Rochester, NY
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Florist, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed, Wreaths

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Van Putte Gardens
(585) 225-7770
136 North Avenue
Rochester, NY
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping S…

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The Garden Factory
(585) 247-6236
2126 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY
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Animals, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Barley Balls / Bales, Biological Control, Bird Baths, Boulders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Colored Mulch, Compost, Compost Bins, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Edging / Border, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fall Decorations, Fencing / Gates, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fish / K…

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Hosmer Nursery & Farm
(585) 334-3620
1249 Lehigh Station Rd
Henrietta, NY
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardware Stores, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Storage, Trees

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Gro-Moore Farm Market & Garden Center
(585) 359-3310
2811 E Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Containers - Decorative, Display Structures, Fall Decorations, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gazebos / Pavilions, Giftware, Gourmet Foods, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Halloween Decorations, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Home Furnishings, Ja…

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Wambach Farms
(716) 342-7120
2590 Culver Rd.
Rochester, NY
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Hardware Stores, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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CountryMax Stores
(585) 334-2180
2199 E. Henrietta Rd.
Henrietta, NY
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Vegetables

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Green Acre Farm & Nursery
(585) 227-0510
3460 Latta Road
Rochester, NY
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbicides, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Managemen…

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Gallea's Tropical Greenhouse
(585) 586-3017
2832 Clover St.
Pittsford, NY
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Baskets & Wicker Products, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garde…

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Grossman's Country Nursery, Inc.
(585) 377-1982
1801 Route 250
Penfield, NY
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Artisan Crafts, B & B Plants, Basket Liners, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Colored Mulch, Compost Tea, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Gardening, Container Pl…

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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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