All kit packages include necessary western red cedar wood pieces, galvanized nails, perch block(s), and assembly instructions.
Basic Kit (Cut from knot-free/clear cedar, kit pieces are of even thickness, slightly rough to smooth surfaces, pieces are selected and sorted, include perch block, and are kept in stock. Western Red Cedar is a soft wood, so predrilled nail holes are not necessary. And since this is a kit and you assemble it yourself, you have the option of inserting self-provided screws through any or all panels so it can be opened for cleaning.)
Deluxe Kit (Cut from machine-planed knot-free/clear cedar, smooth surface. Deluxe Kits include all pieces from the Basic Kit package as well as screws, and 4 to 7 predrilled screw holes to accommodate a removable panel—which is usually a roof piece. Some models include a decorative chimney. Add extra time for delivery, as these are usually cut-to-order. Not every model is available as a Deluxe package.)
Bargain Kit (Cut from cedar that has all or some pieces containing knots, worm holes, uneven thickness, minor cracks, dirt, and/or stains. Pieces are bulk cut and are NOT sorted, may be aged wood or newer cedar, but all pieces are of the same style. Bargain kits are perfectly fine to assemble, but you may have to adjust nail locations to avoid knots. Best assembled by adults. Bargain kits are not normally stocked; however, they are frequently processed and available—add 1-3 days to an order.)
Sawdust/Wood Chip Cavity Filler (Quart-sized or gallon-sized bags of sawdust, wood chips, wood shavings, or a combination of some or all for filling birdhouse or nest box cavities in order to promote nesting.)
Retail Packaging for Kits: We are primarily set up for bulk shipments and ship kits in that fashion. Our bulk kits are banded together and shipped with packets of nails and tip sheets. We do, however, offer retail packaging. Kits packaged for retail are shipped as shown...in a clear 4 mil plastic bag with a package header describing what is inside the bag. Instructions and nails are included. We recommend selecting this option if you are going to send a kit to someone as a gift. Otherwise, if you're going to ship to yourself for assembly, we recommend that you skip this option to save $$.
ASSEMBLED BIRDHOUSES and FEEDERS:
Assembled Basic Birdhouse (We simply assemble a basic kit taken from our kit inventory.)
Assembled Deluxe Birdhouse (We assemble a deluxe kit cut from our premium planed boards—add extra time for delivery.)
Assembled Bargain Birdhouse (We select and ship as either aged wood or new cedar depending on what's available at the time. Bargains do not include opening panels, but perch blocks can be added if you’d like—please enter your wood type and perch block preferences in the comments field.)