Introduction: Squirrely House

As squirrels are very plentiful in our area and even LIKED by many; I had a request for a Squirrel house.

I researched and found that a roofed box about 25 inches tall inside works. They like a pass through shelf inside. It gets a hole in the corner about 1/4 of a 4"circle. This is large enough for most species. The entrance hole is also about that size.

The inside measurements are about 6 inches by 6 inches and the shelf is located about in the middle. As I know "new renters" like a clean place to start; I made the bottom drop on a pivot with the removal of just one screw. This is easy to do. Just leave some room around it enough to clear. the front edge. The back is held by 2 (screws or nails-- a little loose) and then put a screw that is in a spot easy to remove it. Now you can clean the house without dis-mounting it by removing and then replacing just one screw!

The wood used was cedar fencing scraps. The screws are just standard, nails could be substituted.

I gave them a "sun-porch" for the lazy afternoon naps.

Cut the sides together so the roof angle works out. Make up the front and back to match the roof angle.

Cut the 1/4 circle (approximate is close enough--the squirrels will NOT Care if it is not totally accurate.

Mount about 10+ feet in a tree facing south or east. Remember to leave it visible from your favorite yard chair!

You will soon have great entertainment watching your "renters" !

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I researched and found that a roofed box about 25 inches tall inside
works. They like a pass through shelf inside. It gets a hole in the corner about 1/4 of a 4"circle. This is large enough for most species. The entrance hole is also about that size.

Step 2:

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tomatoskins (author)2016-06-03

This is great! I'd love to see some in progress pictures if you have any to share!

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