How To Make Nest Boxes For Pigeons: Simple Nest Box Plan

If you’re looking to build your own nest box this article explains exactly how to build the stunning nest box pictured below:

finished pigeon nest box

The total cost for this build not including tools should stand at around $30.

Recommended Tools:

  • Mitre saw
  • Circular saw
  • Drill
  • Screw drive
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Spirit level
Estimated cost:
$30 (prices will vary depending on your location)

Pigeon Nest Box PDF

If you’d prefer to download and print off a PDF off our nest box plans and cut list so you have a working copy then you can do so by clicking the button below:

Pigeon Nest Box Cut List

Ensure that you have all the lumber and plywood listed below cut to the correct size before you start assembling the nest box.

P1Plywood 1”Cutout19 3/8″24 7/17″1Back
P2Plywood 1”22 1/4″12″1Top left
P3Plywood 1”21 1/4″12″1Top right
P4Plywood 1”Angle Cut10 1/2″12″2Front left/right
P5Plywood 1”Angle Cut11″12″1Front bottom
P6Plywood 1”Cutout22 3/16″2″1Long lintel
P7Plywood 1”Cutout16 3/16″2″1Short lintel

Pigeon Nest Box Building Plans – Step By Step Visual Guide

1. Fit The Roof

fit the back panel to the roof

Attach the back panel to the roof panels using 2″ screws or nails.

2. Attach The Front Flooring Panels

fit the flooring

Attached the front and floor panels securely to the back panel and roofing panels using 2″ screws or nails.

3. Fit The Lintels

add the lintels

Fit the lintels across the front of the nesting box and secure them with screws, nails or high-quality wood glue.

4. Paint/Varnish It

Finish the nesting box off by painting or varnishing it to make it more durable against the weather.

5. Enjoy Your New Pigeon Nesting Box

It’s done and should look something like this:

finished pigeon nest box

We hope you enjoy it as much as the pigeons and doves will no doubt enjoy nesting in it.

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Dan has been fascinated with pigeons since his youth when he used to feed them breadcrumbs at the local park. With a background in SEO Dan noticed a few years ago that there were very few websites around dedicated to his favorite bird so he set out to change that by starting Pigeonpedia.

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