how to make a free standing bird feeder

Making a bird feeder is an easy woodworking craft you can finish in an afternoon but enjoy for many years to come. Building a simple DIY wooden bird feeder can also be a great activity for kids, so long as an adult cuts the wood pieces and supervises the process. This guide will teach you how to build a tray bird feeder out of wood. The tray design is simple and suitable for beginners, and it will appeal to a wide variety of backyard birds.Jump to Specific Section

Create a Square Frame

how to make a free standing bird feeder

Using the 1- by 2- by 10-inch pieces of wood, make a square frame. Every wood piece needs to be placed on its 1-inch side, with the 2-inch side facing up.

  • Use wood glue to attach the pieces in an L-shape. This will form the first half of the frame.
  • Using the last two pieces of wood, cut and glue another L-shaped piece. This will create the second part of the frame.
  • The two L-shaped pieces should be combined and adhered to, with the corners being flush. Wipe away any excess glue.
  • For added security, hammer 1 1/2-inch nails into each of the frame’s corners.

Create a Second Square Frame

how to make a free standing bird feeder

  • Utilizing the method from step two, construct a second wood frame. Use the 3/4- x 1- x 10-inch pieces of wood this time.
  • To ensure that the second frame is the same size as the first frame but thinner, each piece of wood should be laid on its 1-inch side. When the two frames are stacked on top of one another, their sides ought to be flush.
  • On this second frame, avoid using nails to reinforce the glue.

Your cat will likely decide at this point that he needs to look into what’s going on.

My kitties enjoy lounging in the sun by the patio door and observing the passing squirrels and birds. Since the birds don’t visit frequently, I decided to install a bird feeder.

Currently, you must add the bowls using the same procedure. Wind a wingnut down the pole until it is approximately ten inches above the pot. Make sure your wingnut’s ‘wings’ are facing down. Place a washer on top.

Take it outside and put water in the top bowl and bird seed in the bottom two. All we have to do now is wait and see if any of the nearby fauna stops by to take a look!

I spent about $26 on supplies in total, which included purchasing a 3/8-inch drill bit since I didn’t already have one.


What is the easiest homemade bird feeder?

Plastic bottle bird feeder Skewer an empty plastic bottle with two wooden spoons and fill with birdseed for this super easy feeder. You’ll need a utility blade like an X-Acto knife to cut the holes for the spoons. Be sure to cut larger holes by the mouths of the spoons so birdseed can spill out.