Learn how to make this hanging log bird feeder from a natural log or fallen tree. This homemade DIY bird feeder will attract chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, house finches, goldfinches, and bluebirds to your yard or garden. In under 15 minutes, you can create this rustic handmade seed feeder using a recyled or upcycled log. See more plans for bird feeders and bird boxes.
Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Log Bird Feeder
- Log 5-9 inches (13-23cm) in diameter.
- Chainsaw and bandsaw.
- A love for bird watching or an act of kindness!
How to Create Your DIY Bird Feeder
Three different options will be covered.
Option 1: Attach Round Discs to Both Ends of Birder Feeder.
Option 2: Create Ends for Bird Feeder from Center Piece.
Option 3: Create Ends for Bird Feeder from a Different Board.
The ends on options 1 and 2 both contain the pith and will eventually crack as the wood dries. If you want your finished bird feeder to be crack free then take the following steps. First allow the log (with the center removed) to dry for several weeks or more. While drying, the bird feeder will shrink crack-free since the pith has been removed. Once dry, create and attach end pieces using cedar wood (or some other naturally rot resistant wood).