Nestboxes for small cavity nesters
Free nestbox plans for Bluebirds and other cavity-nesters. Plans are in pdf format and require Adobe Reader (also free). All plans/links will open in a new browser window. To view plans, just scroll down, or select a category from the list at left. Left click on nestbox thumbnails for larger view.
Terms used in plans descriptions
Drop: Distance from bottom of entry to top of floor
At nest level: On boxes with angled fronts (e.g. Peterson) the floor area is calculated at 2 1/2" below bottom of entry.
Crosscut: Cutting a longer board into shorter ones (easiest cut)
Rip: Cutting a wider board into narrow ones (usually requires a table saw)
Bevel: Cutting an angle into the edge of a board