Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Required nest box sizes, favored material and other specifics are discussed in Establishing Bluebird Trails. Plans for the one-board box and Peterson box follow below.
|The Peterson house has seven parts and is assembled in this order:||The inner roof is toe-nailed to the back.||Then the floor is toe-nailed to the back.|
|Third, one side is nailed to the resulting frame.||Then the other side is nailed to the frame.||Next, the swing-down front is fastened by a nail into each side. A third nail is pounded part way into the side near the entrance hole. This is removed each time the house is checked.|
Finally, the outer roof is nailed on top.