Birdhouse Dimensions - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Birdhouse Dimensions

Birdhouse Dimensions - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Looking to build a birdhouse? Here are the basic dimensions you can use to build custom homes for some commonly beautiful birds. Use these dimensions to increase you chance of attracting your feathered friends. The box dimensions don't have to be exact to the fraction of an inch, and you can vary the height placement somewhat, but you should use the correct hole size. While you can paint or stain the exterior of the house, it's best not to use any finish on the inside.

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BirdBox Dimension
(L x W x H)
Hole SizeHeight
Above Ground
Eastern Bluebird
Bluebird
5" x 5" x 8"1-1/2"4' - 6'
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
8" x 8" x 8"1-1/2"8'+
chickadee
Chickadee
4" x 4" x 8"1-1/8"4'+
Finch
Finch
6" x 6" x 6"2"8'+
Flicker
Flicker
7" x 7" x 7"2-1/2"6'+
Nuthatch
Nuthatch
4" x 4" x 8"1-1/4"5'+
Phoebe
Phoebe
6" x 6" x 6"open sides8'+
Robin
Robin
7" x 8" x 8"open sides6'+
Sapsucker
Sapsucker
5" x 5" x 12"1-1/2"10'+
Titmouse
Titmouse
4" x 4" x 10"1-1/4"5'+
Warbler
Warbler
5" x 5" x 5"1-1/8"4'+
Wren
Wren
4" x 4" x 6"1" - 1-1/2"5'+
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