window birdfeeder woodworking plans
1 – 1×8 @ 18″ long
1 – 1×3 @ 15″ long
1 – 1×2 @ 16″ long
Glue and 1 1/4″ nails
4 suction cups and screws
compound miter saw
1 – 1×8 @ 14″ (main piece)
1 – 1×8 @ 2 1/2″ (tray bottom)
2 – 1×3 @ 7″ (top end cut at 45 degrees off square – roof) – NOTE: You could cut one at 6 1/4″ and one at 7″ and attach to form the roof if you do not have a miter saw
2 – 1×2 @ 3 1/4″ (tray sides)
1 – 1×2 @ 8 3/4″ (tray front)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun.
From the 1×8 cut out the back as shown above. I used a jigsaw to cut center out. I highly recommend sanding your cut at this stage – it’ll be much easier to sand now than after the little birdie feeder is assembled.
Then add the bottom tray. I used glue and 1 1/4″ finish nails.
I went ahead and built the roof first. then attached it to the back with 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue. Lots of glue.
Now the sides. Make sure you attach to back and bottom.
And finally the tray front.
From here, I added the suction cups to back.
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.