Bird Feeder

With a platform for birds that feed on a flat surface and a dowel for those who prefer a more natural "perch," this bird feeder should attract many different birds to your yard.

The roof is removable for easy filling and the sub-base, with screen and drainage holes, will keep the seed from soaking up moisture, which will keep your backyard friends happier and healthier.

Before you get started, please read our info on safety, fasteners and building tips.

*Note: Drill 1/8" pilot holes for all screws

 

COST:

TIME: 5 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (2) 1 x 8 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (2) 1/8" x 5 1/2" x 13 1/2" acrylic sheets
  • 1/4" by 13" dowel
  • 5" x 10" metal screen
  • Waterproof wood glue
  • 3/4" galvanized brads
  • 1 1/4" galvanized brads
  • 3/8" galvanized staples
  • 1 1/4" deck screws

Cut List

  • A. (1) 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 9"
  • B. (2) 3/4 x 1 x 17 3/4"
  • C. (1) 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 11"
  • D. (1) 3/4 x 9 x 11"
  • E. (1) 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 11"
  • F. (2) 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 10"
  • G. (2) 3/4 x 4 x 8"
  • H. (2) 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 16 1/2"
  • I. (1) 3/4 x 3/4 x 13"
  • J. (1) 3/4 x 5 x 8"
  • K. (2) 3/4 x 3/4 x 5"
  • L. (1) 1/4 x 12 1/2"

Tools

  • Miter saw
  • Table saw
  • Driver
  • 1/8" drill bit
  • 5/16" drill bit
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • Brad nailer
  • Utility knife
  • Combination square
  • Metal cutting snips
  • Stapler
  • Clamps
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue