This is a great project that your fine feathered friends will appreciate that you made. A fairly simple project, but very gratifying.


Bird Feeder



A.- Front                             1/2" x 6 1/2" x 18" redwood (1)

B.- Back                               1/2" x 5 1/2" x 18" redwood (1)

C.- Side                                1/2" x 6" x 15 1/4" redwood (2)

D.- Bottom/Divider         1/2" x 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" redwood (3)

E.- Roof                                1/2" x 6 3/8" x 8 1/2" redwood (1)

F.- Roof                                1/2" x 5 7/8" x 8 1/2" redwood (1)

G.- Perch Rod                     1/4" dia. X 2 1/2" birch (3)

E.- #8 x 1 1/4" Flathead Screws (80 - 100)

F.- Eye Hook (1) about a 1/4" x 2"



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Begin construction by cutting out all the parts as specified in the materials list.


There is no need to miter the roof (E, F), But the sides are mitered to 45 degrees.

Use a compass to draw the three 4" diameter holes on the front (A). Then drill starter holes and cut out the waste area using a jig saw or scroll saw.

Cut Out The Feeder Holes

Next drill the 1/4" diameter by 1/2" deep holes in which you will insert the perch rod (G).

Locate these holes to suit.

Now assemble the project using #8 x 1 1/4" brass flathead screws ( countersunk). Begin by attaching the bottom/divider (D) to the sides (C) and back (B) with wood screws. Then  attach the front (A) and the roof (E, F). 

Countersink The Screws

Finally insert the perch rods (G) to complete the basic unit.



Thoroughly sand all of the parts, smoothing all of the sharp edges.

Smooth All Pieces

A finish is not necessary due to redwood is naturally weather resistant. However, if desired, you can apply a clear oil stain or several coats of an exterior grade varnish.

Complete the project by installing an eye hook in the top of the roof and inserting your choice of bird feed in the holes.

Now all that's left is to hang the feeder where desired and watch you fine feathered friends as they have a treat.