Use wood from your scrap pile to build this bird feeder. This plan is for a 12 oz bottle but you could adjust the plans to fit a different size bottle.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a thistle bird feeder made of wood, acrylic panels, 1/4 inch dowels and 1/8 inch hardware cloth.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a basket for feeding suet or fruit to birds. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a bird feeder with clear sides and floor. To fill, slide the roof up the cord. The floor can also be slid out for cleaning.
Build three super bird feeders that will keep the birds coming to your backyard: the window feeder, the hanging feeder, and the platform feeder.
Ornamental details, generous gable overhangs and pleasing proportions make this bird feeder appealing to bird watchers as well as birds.
This bird feeder can be build from a single 7ft, 1×6 board. There is a free download of the sketchup file at the link.
This is a platform feeder, it is probably my favorite type, popular with ground feeding birds, and less risk of seed spoilage than a hopper feeder.
The entire bird feeder robin shelter is made of 1/2 inch lumber except for the three inch edging strips. For a long lasting shelter box, make it out of exterior grade material.
The nice thing about this hexagon shaped bird feeder is that it has screen in the bottom so that the rain can run through and the bird seed will dry out really good after the rain.