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This month, Amateur Woodworker features the first of two styles of bird feeder. This particular feeder is designed to take bird seed, rather than the more typical left-over food scraps. The advantage of this style is that it can be filled up infrequently as...
This is the second type of bird table offered by Amateur Woodworker. The advantage of this particular model is that you can easily put table scraps onto it, rather than the relatively expensive bird seed needed for the other design. And let's face it, the birds...
Save Those Scraps For The Birds
Here's a set of plans for a pair of bird feeders that can be made from the scraps left over from other jobs. Whether you're feeding birds for the winter or attracting them to your yard in the spring,...
This is a basic, virtually indestructible feeder. The table gives the sizes and materials. The color scheme is optional...
A Friend In Feed
A tray birdfeeder from one board - great beginner's project As winter approaches it's harder to go barefoot, but you don't hear any complaints from birds. It's a mystery how they avoid frostbite in their little toes and ankles. In winter, many birds burn up a third of their bodyweight...
McTweet Cafe Bird Feeder
This bird feeder features a top that slides up a cord, allowing you to easily remove the seed bottle. Seed bottle is a water bottle.
4-H woodworking exhibit bird feeder
All projects will be built from pine or spruce.(No hardwood, cedar, or other kinds of wood) All the tools you'll need to build this bird feeder are a table saw, circular saw or jigsaw drill, hammer, sandpaper, and a paint brush.
Hopper Bird Feeder
Watching birds feeding in your backyard can be a very relaxing pastime. In this bird feeder project, you will use a piece of 8"-wide cedar lap siding to build a decorative bird feeder and then mount it on a piece of scrap plywood.
Attach two roof stops to bottom of roof using three 1" screws per roof stop. Screws should be driven from top of roof (refer to Figure 3A). Attach two side rails to two end rails forming a rectangle of 1 by 2s. 1 5/8" screws should be driven into side rails which overlap the end rails.
Thistle Seed Dispenser
To make the bird feeder, follow the instructions below. Use a wood, such as redwood, cypress, white cedar, or western red cedar,that is recommended for outdoor use.
Wood Bird Feeder
Build the birdfeeder shown on the right with just a few tools using scraps laying around your shop!
Hex Bird Feeder
We've had this bird feeder for a very long time and it's finally succumbing to the elements. Since we are going to replace it we decided to turn it into a project for you. The nice thing about it is that it has screen in the bottom so that the rain can run through and the bird seed will dry out really good after the...
Even though there is lots for the birds to eat this time of year it's still a lot of fun to feed them and watch the different species. If you put out different types of seed you will get different types of birds. Mix it up and see who comes visiting.
Simple Platform Feeder
One excellent method for attracting birds to your yard is with a platform feeder (figure A). These easy-to-build feeders attract a wide variety of species. Following are the materials and steps for building a simple platform feeder as seen in the program.
Plastic Bird Feeder
This project started off as a kids project but it soon turned out to be much harder than expected. It still would make a great kids project but with lots of adult help.
Although supplemental feeding cannot compensate for the loss of habitat, a feeding program at home can add to personal enjoyment and foster an appreciation for nature.
Pinecone Bird Feeder
A great way to help our feathered friends, during these rough winter days, is to make them a bird feeder. All you need are a couple of pinecones, a bit of creativity, and you'll have a special gift for the birds in your neighborhood.