Barred Owl Box
We've had pretty good luck with the blue bird box, and we've seen barred owls in the yard, so Maryann decided we should try to see if we can get owls to nest in the yard. She found box plans at http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/BDOW/nest_box_plan.htm so I got busy. I pretty much follow the web page instructions and construction was straight forward. Only thing extra I did was use my biscuit joiner to join the sides and bottom. Constructions took about 6 hours spread over 3 days. I cut the wood the 1st day, stained it the next day, the assembled it the following day. I had to wait for a day or two for the nicer weather to install it in the tree and the install took about 3 hours. I had the wood, but the stain, fasteners, wire rope, clamps etc cost about $40. You can skip the stain, and use chain to hold the box to the tree.
Jan 25, 2015