I picked up the wood for the boxes at Home Depot – spent several hundred dollars – choosing some nice poplar for the task, with some 1/2″ quarter round molding to keep the pieces in place in the boxes. I also provided for a 1″ x 6″ Â bar that will span the back of each box to allow for a pair of hangers to be attached.
As far as finish goes, I think the insides of the boxes will be flat black, but the outsides will need to be stained and varnished. Perhaps that can wait until later though.
My next task today is to find more crows and ravens in my collection of photos.