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Make this wood bird feeder that looks like a cute birdhouse but is a suet bird feeder instead. Easy to make with our free bird feeder plans.


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Birdhouse Bird Feeder

Wooden Bird Feeder Plans
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July 2000

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Materials Needed:
  • Wood Pieces: (Beginning with a board measuring, 5 1/2" wide, 3/4" thick, and at least 4 1/2' long)
    • One 9" piece
    • One 6 1/2" piece
    • Two 8" pieces
    • Two 10" pieces
  • 1/4" Doweling
    • One 7" piece
  • Tools
    • Drill (1/4" bit)
    • Hammer
    • Saw
    • Ruler
    • Protractor
  • Small, 1 1/2" long, galvanized nails
  • Screw in hanging hook
  • Paint
  • Small and Large Paint Brushes
  • Outdoor Varnish

  • Design supplies (optional)

Cut the wood pieces:

  • Have the wood cut into pieces at the hardware store where you purchase it or cut it yourself into the measurements given above.
  • Next, cut 3/4" off the long side of one of the 10" pieces.
  • Also, to form the top of the birdhouse, find the top and center of each of the 8" pieces. (The top and center would be the center of the 5 1/2" side)
  • For each 8" piece, using the protractor, lightly draw two 45 degree angles, starting from the top and center point.
  • Cut along the angle lines. These are now the front and back of the birdfeeder.
  • Take the front piece and make a small mark on the lower right corner, 1" from the bottom and 1" from the side.
  • Take the back piece and make a small mark on the lower left corner, 1" from the bottom and 1" from the side.
  • Using the 1/4" drill bit, drill a hole about 1/2" deep into the wood at each of the marks.

Paint or Stain the Wood:

  • Paint all the wood. (10" pieces are for the roof. Our birdhouse was done in Satin Creme with a Navy roof.)

Assemble the Bird Feeder:

  • Nail the front piece to the side (6 1/2" piece) as shown in Step #1. (the side wall goes inside the front)
  • Place the 7" dowel into the hole.


  • As you align the back piece to the side, carefully slip the other end of the dowel into the hole.
  • Nail the back piece to the side piece as shown in Step#2.
  • Arrange the wall assembly onto the bottom (9") so that the back is even with the bottom edge and there is an extra 1" in the front. Step #3.
  • Nail in place.


  • Nail the small roof piece onto the backside of the birdfeeder. Step #4 (Make sure that the edge at the top is flush with the angle for the front side.)
  • Nail the large roof piece onto the front side of the birdfeeder. Step #5 (There should be a point formed at the top of the birdhouse as shown.)
  • Paint over the nails.

Paint on a design. (optional):

  • To use our design, click on the link in the materials list above.
  • Using carbon paper and a pencil, transfer the design onto the front, side, and back of the bird feeder.
  • Colors used are as follows:
    • Sunflower Seed Packet
      • Packet - Hunter Green
      • Flower Center - Brown
      • Flower Petals - Yellow/Satin Creme
      • Name - Satin Creme
    • Forget-Me-Not Seed Packet
      • Packet - Light Beige
      • Leaves & Stems - Medium Green w/Dark Green Lines
      • Flower Petals - Baltic Blue
      • Flower Centers - Satin Creme
      • Name - Satin Creme
    • Pumpkin Seed Packet
      • Packet - Brandy Wine
      • Pumpkin - Georgia Clay/Satin Creme (Ribs Highlighted with a lighter mixture)
      • Stem - Brown
      • Vine - Medium Green
      • Name - Satin Creme
    • Bumble Bee
      • Black
      • Yellow
      • Wings - White

  • Screw a hanging hook into the top, hang the birdfeeder outside, place a birdseed block in it, and enjoy!

Done!

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