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BARN OWL BOX
PRODUCT NAME: Barn Owl Box. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Constructed of both plywood and cedar, these are houses which mount on trees or buildings and are designed to house barn owls. Both designs have several features which are important if you want an environment which barn owls like and will readily take advantage of when offered. Both have the same dimensions. Each stands 18" tall and is 18" deep. They are 11" wide and have a roof which overhangs the house by about an inch on each side so it will provide shelter from rain and snow. Both homes feature Plywood roof tops since the Plywood will wear much better in the rain once sealed and painted. The Cedar tends to crack and allow water to enter - something that will make any owl leave in a hurry. For this reason alone Plywood is used for the top and the bottom of both homes and will last a lot longer. Some more features include: 1) Vented ceiling which allows hot air to escape. The vents are located just below the roof and are subtle but effective. 2) Side mounts which owls seem to prefer over standard or traditional mounts for bird houses. The side mount gives the impression the house is more likely a part of the tree or structure on which it is mounted so owls are more willing to move in. The house is connected to the mount from the side as well as the bottom by a support which forms an "L" around the house. This extra mounting effort insures the house will stay affixed to where you want it to hang. 3) The front of the house has a wooden dowel hinge on top which enables access to clean the house annually. Two hanger bolts keep the front secure and sealed and the special hanger bolt wrench is included so you can unscrew them once a year for cleaning the interior of the home. 4) Cedar shavings are included for the bottom of the home.
Watch this short video to see how to assemble the included side mount.
WHERE TO USE IT: Though generally on a tree about 10 feet up, Barn Owl Boxes have been known to attract occupants when mounted on houses and other buildings. They can also be mounted on telephone poles, bird feeding stations, etc. RATE OF APPLICATION: Try to get at least one house for every acre of land you have available. PACKAGING AND COST: There are two styles shown in the above picture. The one on the left is the Plywood house and comprised completely of plywood. This structure will prove to last about the same as the Cedar home but cost is less due to the less expensive wood needed for construction. Plywood homes can be painted any color and should be sealed on the outside only to protect them from water.(ITEM # 954310) The Cedar built home, pictured on the right, is the same exact dimensions and construction design as the plywood. However, it uses all cedar except the roof and bottom. These parts are made of plywood since the plywood lasts so much longer than cedar. However, the rest of the home uses cedar which is stained a dark brown as shown. (ITEM # 954308)
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