DIY Bird Feeder Plans (Homemade Log Birdfeeder)

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. Find more ideas on bird feeders plans and DIY bird feeders.

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!

Learn how to make a hanging Bird Feeder from a natural LOG. This homemade DIY birdfeeder will attract chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, house finches, goldfinches, and bluebirds to your yard or garden.

How to Create Your DIY Bird Feeder

Three different options will be covered.

Use a chainsaw to cut a log to create your bird feed.
Find a log 5-9″ (13-23cm) in diameter.
Use a chainsaw to create round disc for both ends of the log bird feeder.
Cut off 1″ discs on both ends.
Ideal dimensions for handmade DIY log bird feeder.
Ideal dimensions for log bird feeder.
Mark center area of DIY bird feeder that will be removed.
Mark center area to be removed.
Use a bandsaw to remove center of birdfeeder.
Use a bandsaw to remove center.
Option 1: Attach Round Discs to Both Ends of Birder Feeder.

Attach round disc to end of handmade yard birdfeeder.

Option 2: Create Ends for Bird Feeder from Center Piece.
Create two ends from center piece of bird feeder using a band saw.
Create two strips from center piece.
Fasten ends to homemade bird feeder.
Fasten strips to edges of bird feeder.
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).

Create end pieces for the bird feeder using cedar.
Create end pieces from cedar.
Bird feeder with cedar ends.
Bird feeder with cedar ends.
Bird feeder with natural ends.
Bird feeder with natural ends.

 

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2 thoughts on “DIY Bird Feeder Plans (Homemade Log Birdfeeder)

  • April 16, 2019 at
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    just love this natural look bird feeder

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  • July 18, 2020 at
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    Those bird feeders are remarkable. So natural looking and keeps the food dry and the bird too while it’s eating. Thanks for the info on how to build one.

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