Bird feeder plans are instruction sets, containing the checklist of materials and resources required to create a bird feeder. Additionally, it consists of the measurements and dimensions for the bird feeder components and pieces. Bird feeder plans also consist of the procedure in generating the bird feeders. A few of these accessible on-line have photos to illustrate the actions or perhaps videos to demonstrate the procedure of constructing the feeder.
An excellent quantity of these bird feeder plans are extremely easy, will take only a couple of hrs to create and can usually make use of only the most common supplies and resources accessible at your home. The majority of these easy and trouble-free plans are geared in the direction of kids, generally getting to make use of recycled supplies like plastic bottles, milk cartons and jugs, scraps of plywood, outdated pie tins, shallow baking pans, cookie sheets, onion mesh bags or sacks, outdated coffee cans, cups and saucers, infant meals jars, outdated Christmas trees, as well as toilet paper rolls. The gear required for these tasks are also extremely typical. Probably the most generally utilized resources are scissors, bits of glue and also the occasional drill. The presence of an adult is generally required when children embark on this sort of a task.
The intermediate plans accessible are these created for an adult having a bit of expertise in wood working and it is slightly acquainted using the tools as well as other hardware essential to total the venture. Intermediate bird feeder plans are often produced to help birders or do-it-yourself fanatics in creating their very own easy bird feeders. Generally needing pieces of wood, these plans include the particular dimensions, cuts and patterns required to create the bird feeder. These plans also include a checklist in the hardware, which generally consists of, jig saws, hammers, drills having a particular drill bit, miter saws, screws and nails. These plans are created to turn out to be weekend tasks for DIY aficionados.
Professional bird feeder plans are also accessible on-line, most via downloads. These plans are produced for individuals who are extremely skilled and extremely proficient in wood operating. These sorts of plans generally include extremely technical drawings of bird feeder components and measurements. Assembly of those tasks may also require tools like drills, jig saws and miter saws. Some may even need some specialized machinery to create particular components for the bird feeder. This sort of plan would generally take a couple of days to finish.
Hopper Feeders are convenient because you just have to lift the lid and pour in the food. They will usually hold more than one days worth of food. The hopper feeder has trays on each side for birds to land on and the bird seed is protected from rain and snow. The wood feeder can be reloaded with seed from the top and it can hang from a tree, pole or a hook.
Gourmet Bird Feeder Plan
Here’s a uniquely designed feeder that you can load with up to 4 different types of seeds to bring a variety of birds to your feeder. Just match the birds you choose to attract with the seeds they prefer to eat.
McTweet Cafe Bird Feeder
This free bird feeder plan features a top that slides up a cord, allowing easy removal of the seed bottle. Seed bottle is a regular water bottle.
Hopper Bird Feeder Plans
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.
How to Build a Bird Feeder
This wood hopper feeder can be mounted on a post as diagramed or hung, using wire from a coat hanger.
Bird Feeder Plan
This project is a little more difficult than some of the others.
Large Self Feeder
Large hopper feeder on a post for your yard.
Building a Thistle Seed Dispenser for the Birds
Thistle seed is a delicacy that will attract chickadees, goldfinches, pine siskin, and other small birds. But the seeds are so tiny that most bird feeders can’t contain them properly and they end up pouring out onto the ground. To eliminate this problem, this thistle seed dispenser is lined with a fine wire mesh, or screen, that holds the seeds without spilling them.
This pine bird feeder can be filled up infrequently as it can store several weeks worth of food at a time.
Wood Bird Feeder
This simple, but sturdy bird feeder has clear, plastic sides to view feed levels and holds about six pounds of feed.
Platform Bird Feeders
Platform Feeders attract a wide variety of birds and allows many to feed at once. They can be hung from a hook, placed on the ground, or mounted on a pole.
They usually have screen on the bottom which allows water to drain, helping to keep seed fresh. Some have a roof for protection from rain and snow. Platform feeders are designed to accommodate birds of all sizes.
Platform Bird Feeder Plans
Nice diagram for an attachable stationary platform feeder.
Victorian Bird Feeder
This Victorian bird feeder is elegant, inexpensive and easy to make. The ivy leaf scroll-work and the all-white painted finish are reminiscent of a 19th-century Victorian home.
Hex Platform Bird Feeder
This bird feeder has screen in the bottom so that the rain can run through and the bird seed will dry out really good after the rain.
This is a simple platform feeder. Put out different types of seed and see who comes visiting.
Flowering bird feeders
With ground covers on the roof, these easy-to-make feeders shelter the seed naturally. Here are the plans for 3 different platform feeders with roofs and flowers.
Easy platform feeder
A tray birdfeeder from one board – great beginner’s project.
Window Bird Feeder
Build a window feeding shelf for the birds with free plans.
Make a Hanging Bird Feeder
Attracting bird life to your garden with this simple homemade bird feeder is an inexpensive job and one that you will enjoy for a lifetime.
The advantage of this bird feeder is that you can easily put table scraps onto it, rather than relatively expensive bird seed. And let’s face it, the birds are happy to get anything in the winter…especially if you’re a good cook!
Tube Bird Feeders
Tube Bird Feeders have more than one feeding station with perches that allow for multiple dining. The tube style bird feeder protects seed from weather and allows multiple birds to feed at the same time.
Song Bird Feeder
A Large Feeder for Back Yard Bird Feeding. 19 1/2″ tall. Accommodates six feeding song birds at one time.
Castle Song Bird Feeder
A Large Feeder for Back Yard Bird Feeding. 18″ tall. Accommodates six feeding song birds at one time through squirrel proof side holes.
Log Feeder for Peanut Butter Suet
Our own easy bird feeder plan for Log Feeder for Peanut Butter Suet using a log of any length. Includes recipe for suet.