Woodpecker Birdhouse Sterling Heights MI

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Eckert's Greenhouse & Perennials
(586) 264-5678
34051 Ryan Road
Sterling Heights, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Hanging Baskets / Planters, Herbs, Perennials, Plants

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Greco's Nursery
(586) 759-1335
12219 E 11 Mile Road
Warren, MI
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Trees

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Kuppe's /riverview Garden C.
(586) 226-2242
19525 Cass Avenue
Clinton Twp, MI
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Evergreen Home and Garden
(586) 791-2277
36000 Grosebeck Hwy
Clinton Township, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Crop Protection, Cushions, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Grill Accessories, Grills, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Holiday Items, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Outdoor Cooking / Kitchens, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture…

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Bordine Nursery
(248) 651-9000
1835 S. Rochester Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Cold Frames, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Furniture / Structures, …

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Flower Barn Nursery
(586) 532-0014
14860 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
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Annuals, B & B Plants, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fall Decorations, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries,…

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Telly's Greenhouse & Garden
(248) 689-8735
3301 John R Rd
Troy, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Diegel Greenhouses
(586) 781-4463
14499 25 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI
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Annuals

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Hessell's Greenhouse
(586) 247-4675
14497 23 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Ray Wiegand's Nursery
(586) 286-3655
47747 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equip…

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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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