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ppeter1.JPG (24609 bytes)All the wood parts are shown on the left except for the outer roof.  Click on any of these pictures to see a larger version.  The four pieces shown on the top portion of this picture are the back, floor, inner roof and front.  They are all of the same width, and you can decide to make them as wide as you like.  In my case I decided to make them 4.5" wide.  On the bottom of this picture are the two sides which give the Peterson Box its unique shape.  They are arranged so they can be cut from a single piece of 1x12 stock 18" long.

ppeter2.JPG (15884 bytes)The first step of the assembly is to put together one side, the inner roof and the back.  These can be glued (waterproof glue) and either nailed or screwed together.  Next, the floor is attached as shown.  Pre-drilling holes for screws and/or nails will help make the assembly easier and more fun.  

ppeter3.JPG (17551 bytes)The second side is attached in the same manner as shown.

ppeter4.JPG (17465 bytes)And here on the left is the completed box with the front in place, but the outer roof is still missing.

ppeter5.JPG (26142 bytes)The completed box is shown with the door open.  Note the outer roof is not yet attached.

ppeter6.JPG (26604 bytes)Finally, the box is completed by attaching the outer roof.  This roof overhangs 3" in the front, 2" in the back and about 2" on each side.  Note the screw to hold the door in place when it is closed.  Now you can go to the Construction Plans (which can be printed,) to make the box in your shop.  Before attaching the outer roof, run a bead of "Silicone Seal" around the top perimeter of the box (exclude the front end.)  This will help to keep the box dry when it rains.


horizontal rule

Please feel free to send me, Fawzi Emad, any corrections, observations, comments or questions.  Thank you!  (The tail feather on the left is from Koko, our Blue-Front Amazon Parrot.)