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How to build a bird feeder (part 1) (part 2)

Material needed:

5 1/2" x 6' cedar (cedar fence board)

1 1-4" finish nails

3/8" dowel

2 hinges


Bird feeder measurements - click here

Bird Feeder
bird feeder pieces
front and back of the bird feeder

Using a table saw, jig saw, or hand saw cut the bird feeder pieces.


With a table saw cut a grove half the depth of the wood to the front and back of the bird feeder.

Measure 1/2" down
Measure 1/2" across

Two of the four sides sides will have a 3/8" hole, for the 3/8" dowel.

Measure 1/2" down.

Measure 1/2" across.

Drill a 3/8" hole
Bird feeder sides

Drill a 3/8" hole where the lines cross. Two of the bird feeder sides will have a 3/8" hole.

nail sides to the floor
Insert dowels into place

Using 1-1/4" finish nails, nail sides to the floor.


Insert dowels into place, cut to length, add wood glue to secure in place.