Woodpecker Birdhouse Westminster CO

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Hilltop Gardens
(303) 465-2226
9660 Federal Blvd
Federal Heights, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Welby Garden Center
(303) 287-0365
7390 Clayton St
Denver, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Center Greenhouse
(303) 288-1209
1550 E 73rd Ave
Denver, CO

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Cherry Blossoms Earth Friendly florist
(303) 422-5650
9975 Wadsworth Parkyway Ste F
Westminster, CO

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Front Range Gardens
(303) 469-3369
10195 Wadsworth Blvd
Broomfield, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Rocky Mountain Seed Co, Llc
(303) 623-6223
6541 Washington St
Denver, CO

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Busch Greenhouses
(303) 289-5631
1661 E 77th Ave
Thornton, CO

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Native Plantings
(303) 467-2766
7870 Everett Way
Arvada, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Brown's Greenhouse
(303) 424-8536
7290 Kipling St
Arvada, CO
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Perennials, Plants

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Plant Store
(303) 465-6000
10200 Olde Wadsworth Blvd
Broomfield, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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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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