With summer coming, my wife asked me if I could build her a bird feeder to hang in view of our kitchen window. I made this one out of one single 5½” cedar fence board, so it only cost me around $2
First I ran the board through my Delta thickness planer to smooth it out somewhat. I thought it came out pretty good for a $2 board.
Then I cut it into pieces.
2 – 7 3/4″ (cut to gable end point at 45 degree angles) – gable walls
1 – 7″ – floor
1 – 10″ (rip 1/2″ off one edge to make width 5″) – shorter roof
1 – 10″ – longer roof
1 – 8″+ (measure and cut to fit as this may vary slightly depending on thickness of wood – from this board, cut two strips 1 1/2″ wide for finished measurement of 8″ approx x 1 1/2″)
Finally attach the two shorter sides.
Here is the final product outside in the sun.
So far the birds and, more importantly, my wife loves it.
– See full plan and more at: http://ana-white.com/2013/04/plans/kids-kit-project-2-cedar-birdfeeder