Free Bird Table Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a platform bird feeder. I have designed this plans so you can have the best of both world: cost efficiency and a super design. This is s super simple project but the looks will pay off the time invested. If you like the singing birds, this table will keep them happy and around. You can adjust the size of the table to suit your needs.

Moreover, make sure the lumber hasn’t been treated with toxic substances that might hinder the birds. In order to lock the boards together tightly, we recommend you to add waterproof glue to the joints and to insert finishing nails. Cover the structure with a few coats of light paint, if you want to protect the components from decay and from water damage.

 

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Free Bird Table Plans

Building a bird table

Building a bird table

 

Materials

  • A – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 36″ long POST
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16″ long BASE
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 14 1/2″ long, 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 16″ long  TRAY
  • D – 8 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 7″ long BRACES
  • E – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 9″ long, 2 pieces – 8″ long ROOF

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Time

  • One Day

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How to build a bird table

Building the tray

Building the tray

The first step of the project is to build the tray for the bird table. Use 1×8 slats for the base and 1x2s for the trims. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the trims. Use 1 1/2″ nails and glue to assemble everything.

Base

Base

Building the base for the bird table is a straight forward process. Start by building 2 identical pieces, as shown in the diagram. Use a circular saw to make parallel cuts inside the marked area and then remove the excess with a chisel.

Assembling the base for the bird table

Assembling the base for the bird table

Next, lock the base components together, as shown in the plans. Attach the vertical post and lock it into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the bird table to the base

Fitting the bird table to the base

Next, fit the base to the tray. Drill pilot holes through the tray and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the base. Make sure you center the base to the tray.

Faces for the bird shelter

Faces for the bird shelter

Build the faces for the bird table shelter from 1x8s. Use a jigsaw to make the angle cuts. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the roof to the bird shelter

Fitting the roof to the bird shelter

Fit the pieces to the top of the bird shelter walls and lock them into place with 1 1/2″ nails.

Fitting the shelter to the tray

Fitting the shelter to the tray

Fit the roof to the table and lock it into place with a few nails.

Building the braces

Building the braces

Use 2×2 lumber for the braces. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces.

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

Fit the braces to the bird table and secure them into place with screws.

Bird Table Plans

Bird Table Plans

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches.  Therefore, check if all the components are locked into place properly and make adjustments if necessary. Smooth the exposed edges and the wooden surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper, along the wood grain.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, in order to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the platform bird feeder.

 

 

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