Good projects usually start with a thorough review of existing examples and plans:
A tidy shop and good work surface are a must (our shop is small and simple but allows us to do all that we need):
The ability to use basic power tools....
...and hand tools is something that everyone should gain (and it's not that difficult):
Now for installation! After checking various websites on appropriate bluebird box spacing and other criteria we installed steel T-posts (called such because they look like the letter T when cut in cross section). We then held up a box to get the position of the predator guard (directly under the box) and....
...using the wires we'd already had in place, simply twisted them up like a bread bag twist-tie (using vice-grip pliers):
Last-minute design change: we had to install some spacer blocks to allow proper fit of the box to the T-posts:
Final installation and inspection of the boxes was exciting!
We installed 4 boxes in this field and 2 on the other end of the property. Add to that the 2 we installed last year and we have a total of 8 bluebird boxes - that outta do it, as they say!