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Build a Bird Feeder – Free Plans

Build a bird feeder with our simple plans. This bird feeder has hinges on the roof to make adding bird food easy, plexiglass on the sides so you can see when more bird food needs to be added, and dowels on the side for the birds to stand or rest.

Bird feeder plans include free PDF download (link at bottom of blog post), illustrated drawings with measurements and cutting details for the parts.

This bird feeder can be mounted to a pole or drill some holes on the side to hang it.

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Build a Bird Feeder: Parts:

  • A – 1×6 – 5 1/2″ x 10″
  • B – 1×6 – 1 1/2″ x 10″
  • C – 1×6 – 1 1/2″ x 10
  • D – 3/8″ dowel – 11 1/2″
  • E – 1×6 – 5 1/2″ x 8″ (cut as shown below)
  • F – plexiglass – 5 3/4″ x 9″ (cut as shown below)
  • G – 1×6 – 5 1/2 x 1′ 1″
  • H – 1×6 – 4 3/4″ x 1′ 1″
build a bird feeder part A
build a bird feeder part B
build a bird feeder part C
build a bird feeder part D
build a bird feeder part E
build a bird feeder part E groove
build a bird feeder part F
build a bird feeder part G
build a bird feeder part H
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  1. I wish the plans were easier to download. The only download button I see is for a PDF reader which I already have. Why not just put a print plan button?

  2. Great plans to follow step by x by step thanks Robert Pena,

  3. yes I like the bird house

  4. This as simple as it gets. Making one after dinner.

  5. Thank you for the plans for my bird feeder. I think their just what I needed. The plans are simple and I will put them to good use.

  6. i uses a piece of inner tube for a ridge cap to seal hinged roof joint and a couple of small screen latches to secure the hinged roof section. keeps the bad guys from lifting it. makes it to load seed and still stay secure.

  7. I used a piece of 1/2 in pvc pipe instead of the wooden dowel.
    Wont decay with weather. My birdies will love seeing whats for dinner.
    Thanks for the simple plans.

  8. So how do you download the plans?
    I don’t see anyplace that I can do that.

  9. Just what I was looking for, thanks!
    I put a couple of strips of wood to hold the plexiglass up, then didn’t have to cut that internal corner in it. I had to reduce the height (width) of the plexiglass a bit to accommodate this of course.
    I made one for us, then two more as Christmas gifts.

  10. This bird feeder is a perfect project for my grandson. I’ll assemble the parts and he will have fun helping put it together. Thanks!

  11. Hi great plans. Thank you! Only question I have is what is your measurement fro the outside edge to the 1/4 inch groove for the plexiglass? Thanks

  12. What does the 1×6 mean? Is it a thickness measurement?

  13. i cannot download these plans. Help please

  14. If you are not capable of cutting the notch out at the bottom part of the Plexiglas, where the bird feed falls out, drill a 1/8″ hole about a 1/2″ inch above the end of the bottom portion of the groove on the side panel. Insert a one inch long galvanize roofing nail through this hole. This will prevent the Plexiglas from going all the way to the floor of the feeder shutting off the supplies. My middle school kids and I have built several of these. They are fun to make and fun to sit back and watch the birds go after the feeds.

    • Either that, but instead of putting a nail, just cut the groove 1/2 inch shorter (in the bottom) on your table saw, which would prevent the plexiglass from going all the way down to the base.

  15. I would like to build a TRIPLE BIN BIRD FEEDER using CEDAR and PLEXIGLASS but am unable to find an easy DYI set of step by step plans. I build a lot of different style Bird Houses but my thoughts tell me that something like this may be to difficult as the cutting maybe totally different from simply straight forward angles ( 45, 30 ) etc.

    I f anyone could provide me with some assistance / information it would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you

  16. Neat Plans

  17. you got G & H down as 1 foot 1 inch

  18. Thank you for the feeder plan. Very straightforward and easy to follow.
    El Viejo

  19. David Scrimpshire

    Love this build! Have built a similar one for a few years from plans on the Missouri Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries. I lost the plan and they have removed it from their website. Thanks for having this! I bought 6 other plans while I was here.

  20. Эдуард Васильев

    material thickness please

  21. double groove the inside sets and add additional length to parts as needed
    make seperate plexi panels

  22. The plans are GREAT ! Thank you so much for them.

  23. Are you sure the dowel is only 3/8″? Looking at the overall design and the diagram for part C, it looks more like 5/8″ or even 3/4″.

  24. Cannot wait to build this bird feeder. Great plans.

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