Build a nesting box with free plans from Ana-White.com
1 - 1x12 @ 4 feet long
2 - 72" long cedar fence pickets
1 - 1x2 @ 2 feet long
2" exterior wood screws
2 - 1x12 @ 16 1/2" (longest point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square)
1 - 1x12 @ 12"
2 - 1x2 @ 12"
4 - 5 1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 13 1/2" long
3 - 5 1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 15 1/2" long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
I put this nesting box together with just 2" screws and a countersink bit. NOTE: You can always raise the floor up too.
Add the top supports.
Now just add the cedar fence pickets to back and front.
On mine, I actually just used a scrap 1x4 for the front, but because you will have cedar fence picket scraps, I used those in the plans.
And then just dry fit the roof boards on top. When you are happy, start at the bottom and work your way to the top. Easy peasy!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.