Stand Alone Spare-O-Door Trap
for use with Trio Spare-o-door sparrow traps
These plans are to make a free standing sparrow trap out of a Trio Spare-O-Door sparrow trap
1. Cut boards to size using ¾ " stock
2. For side port cut a 3 ½ " dia. hole centered on one of the sides. (side port is optional)
3. Stand the 2 sides on end and fasten the back using 1 ½ " deck screws.
4. Fasten the bottom to the side and back assembly
5. At the upper front of both sides carefully measure 1 ¼ " down and 3/8" in from the edge,mark the point then indent with a small punch and carefully drill a 1/8" hole as level as possible, drill all the way through.
6. Cut an 11" piece of wire from a stiff clothes hanger, bend one end down then push it all the way through both 1/8" holes in the 2 sides. This is your hanger wire for the spare-o-door.
7. Place box on its back so the bottom is facing you, at the upper left corner measure down 2 ¾ " and 1 1/4" in from the edge.Mark the spot and drive an 1 ¼ deck screw as straight as possible,the point should be pointing up, this is your inside door stop.
8. Hang the spare-o-door then push it against the inside stop, keeping the door tight against the inside door stop drive a screw on the outside of the door to keep it tight against the stop. It should not shake.
9. Fasten the top
10. If using the access port, drill a 3/16" hole in the port cover 1" in from any point on the circle,keeping the 3/16 hole at the top, center the cover over the access hole then slide it up slightly and drive a screw into the side through the 3/16 hole, do not tighten, the cover should pivot on the screw.
11. Fasten the hanger board to the back with 1½ deck screws
12. To capture birds through the access port use 2 hands, one hand covers the opening while you use the other hand to reach inside. I slide the cover over with the same hand I use to reach inside, opening it just enough to get inside.
Click on image for full sized jpg picture of plans. Many thanks to Raymond Gingerich for making these plans available.