To make a bird feeder, cut a piece of PVC pipe to 140 degrees, and then cut dowel rods and boards to make a frame for the feeder. Use screws and wood glue to assemble the feeder. A bird feeder can be assembled in an hour if scrap wood is readily available.
- Cut the PVC pipe
Cut an 11-inch piece of 3-inch PVC pipe to 140 degrees or so that the pipe is slightly less than a half-circle. Sand the edges of the PVC pipe until it is smooth.
- Cut the necessary boards
Cut two 8-inch, two 8 1/4-inch and one 12 1/2-inch pieces of 1-inch by 2-inch board. Make the roof with 1/4-inch plyboard that is 9 inches wide and 14 inches long. Cut a 5/16-inch dowel into four pieces that are 12 1/2 inches long.
- Assemble the materials
Drill evenly spaced holes in the two 8-inch pieces of 1-inch by 2-inch boards, and insert the dowels into the holes with wood glue. Center the 8 1/4-inch pieces of board on the outside of the frame, and screw them into place. Screw the 12 1/2-inch piece of board to the top of the frame, center the roof onto the board, and screw it into place. Place the PVC pipe between the center dowels, and fill it with birdseed. Attach screweyes to the top of the birdhouse to hang it.