Woodpecker Bird House - Plans to Build with Scrap Lumber
The woodpecker house may be built with scrap lumber, and the narrow but tall structure should have
a removable bottom so you can clean out the nest when unoccupied at the end of the season. You may
need to position your woodpecker house quite high on a tree, as some species will feel comfortable
at heights of up to 20 feet.
The favorite of this interesting woodpecker family is the little Downy Woodpecker. Living largely
upon harmful grubs and insects, this bird does an immense amount of good by protecting our forests
from insect scourges.
Care must be taken that all wood pieces are sawed or planed to the correct sizes with edges and
ends square and true so there will be no bad cracks for drafts and rain to enter. Be careful to nail
the pieces together so that they will not have occasion to crack or warp.