These bird houses are made from the recycled wood I have re-sawn from the siding recovered from fallen barns. The House Wren, occurring in a third of the 48 states and parts of Canada, is one of my favorite songbirds. Its small size, rich, bubbly song, and bold personality make this bird a pleasure to watch.. I carefully planned and built this wren house for high probability of occupancy and great longevity, that it may be enjoyed year after year. And if wrens could read, I am sure they would love to find their home was built from reclaimed lumber, as it is not just better at insulating their babies from heat and cold, but is also better for their environment. This wren house should be hung from its galvanized wire with a soft rope of any kind, tethered to a tree branch or other sun/shade location, between 5 and 10 feet up. It can be placed as close as 8 or so feet to your house, as House Wrens are generally comfortable around humans. House wrens nest in April and May, and their cheerful song may be heard often, throughout the day. 8 1/2" wide, 8 1/2" tall, 7" deep. The top can be removed by taking out the screws, for cleaning.