This birdhouse is currently out of stock. 

 

Dimensions:  
Overall:  15 1/2” high X  6.5” wide” X  8” deep  
Nesting Floor:  approx. 4” X 4” 
Hole:  1 1/2”
Color: 3 colors of stain: Barn Red, Yellow Oak, Moss Green
Wood: White Cedar 

 

This is a functional outdoor birdhouse.  It is a traditional Bluebird house design. It is sized for Bluebirds as well as other post dwelling birds like Tree Swallows.  The primary feature that attracts birds is the size of the hole.  A 1½” hole is the right size for Bluebirds and Swallows.  This size can also attract Sparrows as well as other song birds.

  

This house is made from white cedar.  Cedar is a good wood for outside so it should last for many years. 

 

The interior of the house is natural and not sealed.  The outside is coated with one coat (three colors) of exterior deck stain and two coats of polyurethane spar varnish.  Some purists think the outside of the house should also be natural, but after you spend this much on a birdhouse you do want it to last more than about one season.  The varnish will last a number of years, but I tell people they want to check it when they take it down and decide whether they want to clean the house off and put another coat of varnish on it.

 

You are encouraged to take the house down every year to clean out last year’s nest.  Some people are better planners than others, taking it down and checking it out at least once every couple of years is usually what happens.