simple bird feeder plans

Simple Bird Feeder Plans

If you enjoy being entertained by birds this can be a perfect project for you. The bird feeder plans shown here contains drawings, measurements, shopping list and cutting list. This bird feeder can be mounted to a wood pole, fence, or tree.

This is a great backyard project for the bird lovers out there. If you enjoy having birds around your home giving them food is a good way to attract them.

This bird feeder is built using 3/4″ wood board such as a fence board. Redwood, cedar, pine, or maybe old fence boards or used wood pallets will work fine for this project.

Simple Bird Feeder Plans Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

1 – 1×6 – 8′ long board (such as a fence board)

1 1/2″ finishing nails wood glue

Cutting List

Cutting List

(A) 3/4″ board 5 1/2″x1′ 6″

(B) 3/4″ board 5 1/2″x 1′

(C) 3/4″ board 5 1/2″x4″

(D) 3/4″ board 4 3/4″x2″

(E) 3/4″ board 7″x2″

simple bird feeder part a

Start by cutting a board for the back (A) as shown in drawing above. The top roof pitch has a 60 degree angle cut.  The bottom can be rounded, this is optional.

simple bird feeder part b

Next cut the roof (B) to size as shown. The top end of the roof top board will have a 60 degree bevel cut. Install by using wood glue and 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Nail through the roof top (B) and into the back board (A).

simple bird feeder part c

Cut the floor board (C) to 5 1/2″ by 4″. Measure 5 1/4″ from the bottom to top.  Install floor using wood glue and 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Nail through the back board (A) and into floor board (C).

simple bird feeder part e and d

Cut the side trim (D) to 4 3/4″ by 2″. Install using wood glue and 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Nail through the side trim (D) and into the floor board (C) and back board (A)

Cut the front trim (E) to 7″ by 2″. Install using wood glue and 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Nail through the front trim (E) and into the side trim (D) and floor board (C).

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  1. Rocky White Mountain

    Thanks for the plans you post. They are easy to understand and simple but strong. I am currently scavenging for 2×6’s at several construction sites to build the picnic table plan.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for a straightforward, practical design.

  3. Gracias, simple y fácil de construir.

  4. I have made a few of these but had to change the roof to 45 degrees. I also made them in a wider 8 inch cedar with 6 inch roof cedar boards. I finished in a combination of dark walnut stain and bright color paint with vintage recycled door plates and knobs. Very nice. I would love to make the 60 degree roof but having trouble cutting a 60 degree bevel. I have both a mitre saw and nice table saw even with a Incra mitre guide but can’t cut that steep if a bevel. Any help would be appreciated.

  5. I’m having trouble at the moment receiving the confirmation code to my email. I’ve tried several times to no avail. Regardless, I work with a non-profit Christian camp for children and my wife directs the Arts & Crafts activities. The kids have built bird houses (I cut parts as efficiently/economically as possible from rough lumber) for several years and she feels it is time for a change to maintain their interest level. One of the projects we would like to implement for 2018 is bird FEEDERS. If there is an alternate method for obtaining the pdf versions, I would really appreciate a reply with instructions. regards

  6. send me these plans please

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