Our very first Builder was
Wayne Ulrich. When I started this Project I purchases 10 pieces of wood. My friend Wayne came by to visit and
saw the wood. He then heard what I was going to do, took the wood home, and started to build different types of boxes.
First building a Huber box, and then the NABS type box, which we got the plans from Hardee County.
As the weeks went by both
Wayne and I tweeked our box plans to save wood where it was not needed. Then Wayne went even further to make the box
more attractive. So we saved wood, made adjustments to the front over hang, and the ventilation. Wayne especially
had a knack for the 3" X 3" front add on piece of wood with a cut metal toping. At this time we still do not have
anyone who can duplicate the perfection of the cutting of the metal like he could do. And we have found the Woodpeckers
do like to peck!
After cutting and building almost
60 of our boxes, Wayne said he had built enough. I am very sorry to see him stop. Without Wayne I would
never have been able to do as much as I have done in promoting this Project. As he built houses, I did the poles, and
the predator guards, and the deliveries. Maybe someday he will join in again. There is something about working
for or with Bluebirds...they do seem to draw you in.
Thank You, Wayne for all
the work you did for this Bluebird Project.