This step by step diy project is about bottle bird feeder plans. I designed this bird feeder so you can fit a 12 oz bottle. This is a 10 $ project at most, so you shouldn’t find it stressful for your budget. Moreover, if you have lots of birds visiting your garden, you should adjust the plans and use a larger bottle. Invest in cedar or other weather-resistant lumber, as the components will be exposed to the elements. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Bottle Bird Feeder Plans
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- A – 1 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 13 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 5 1/2″ long BACK
- B – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 4″ long, 1 piece – 2 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 2 piece of 1×2 lumber – 7 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 5 1/2″ long TRIMS
- D – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 5 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 4 3/4″ long ROOF
- E – 1 piece of 1/2″ dowel – 7″ long PERCH
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 6′
- 1/2″ dowel
- 10 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- 2″ brad nails
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
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Building a bottle bird feeder
The first step of the project is to build the back for the bottle bird feeder. Mark the cut lines on the 1×6 slat and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Build the bottom from 1×6 lumber and attach it to the back component with 2″ brad nails and waterproof glue. Make sure you align the edges with attention and check if the corners are right-angled.
Build the supports for the bottle from 1×6 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and cut out the holes with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Fit the supports to the back, as shown in the diagram. Remember that you need to adjust the location for the bottle supports according to your needs. Drill pilot holes through the back of the feeder and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.
Build the roof components from 1×6 lumber. Lock the roof together tightly with 2″ brad nails, making sure the edges are flush. Add waterproof glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the components. Fit the roof to the to of the bird feeder and insert 2″ brad nails to secure them into place.
Build the trims for the bottom tray using 1x2s. Use a jigsaw to round one end of the side trims and drill 1/2″ holes for the front perch. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the trims to the bottom of the bird feeder with 2″ brad nails.
Attach a 1/2″ dowel to the front of the bird feeder to create a perch for the birds. Smooth the surface with 120-220 sandpaper.
Make sure you do not apply toxic substances over the wooden components, to prevent the food from getting poisoned.
This wooden bottle bird feeder is a great addition to any backyard, as it will keep the singing birds that come to your garden happy. Check out the rest of the my free woodworking plans HERE. If you build this, I would love to see your project.
This woodworking project was about free bottle bird feeder plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.