Pileated Woodpecker House PLUS ++

Pileated Woodpecker House
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@25"TALL  x  15"WIDE (roof)  x  12"DEEP (front roof edge-back)

 This PILEATED WOODPECKER HOUSE comes fully assembled & ready to use when it arrives.  It is made of all CEDAR and built to the specifications to accommodate the Pileated Woodpecker.  The house is assembled with nails, screws  and adhesive ...... making it very strong and durable.   The entrance hole is the recommended 4" hole size allowing for easy entrance & exit of this large bird.  The interior front door has ladder cleats which enable the baby birds to easily climb out once ready.  The floor is recessed upward which will keep the bottom dry by not allowing water to wick up.  The roof removes for cleaning.  However, cleaning should only be occasional as this is sensitive bird that might easily be put-off by house intrusions.  The roof is shingled with cedar slats which provide durability as well as a decorative look. Important mounting and PLACEMENT instructions are included.  House placement is important with this design and will help encourage occupancy of this elusive bird.  All information provided.

THE PLUS ++:  The Pileated Woodpecker likes to excavate for their housing.  Some feel that if you fill the house with wood chips (such as cedar chips or pine chips), woodpeckers will have the instinctive urge to bore out the inner material ….. as they would in a tree.  Mimicking this action, some believe, will help encourage them to accept the house more quickly as their own.  It triggers their instinctive behavior of excavation-for-shelter.  With this house, we've filled it with wood chips and covered the entrance (from the inside) with a thin cellulose material.  In this way, the wood chips are held in until the Pileated Woodpecker pierces that material and begins removing the inner wood pulp.  This house version comes ready to use upon arrival and all that is required is mounting.  No filling of chips is required on your part.  

SELECTING OPTIONS TIP:  When selecting an option below, simply check-mark the option and then type "yes" or "y" or "1" in the drop down box.  This will add the option to your order. 

 CEDAR SEAL: for $24 we will seal the entire outside and underside of the house (the interior is not sealed and is kept natural). Cedar is one of the best woods to use for outdoor items. It is a wood that can expand and contract with warm and cold weather. It is a great insulator. After a period of time, cedar will begin to lighten to a silvery gray. However, if you want to keep cedar looking its TAN color longer, then a sealant is recommended. We use a product called CLEAR WOOD FINISH. It is low odor, water soluble, and penetrates deep into the pours of the cedar.......providing a clear coat of protection while preserving the natural tan color of cedar.  It also creates a barrier which helps prevent the wood from soaking up moisture.  


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Price $119.95