Drill & bits
Stapler and staples
Pencil & marker
2-1" x 1" x 7"
2" x 9" x 1/4"
1/8" nylon cord..about 36" long
1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth 7" x 14"
Step 1: Getting Started
Measure and cut the sides and the top.
Measure 6" from one end of the piece of hardware cloth and mark it. Use one of the uprights as a support and line up the mark on the hardware cloth with the edge of the block. Bend the hardware cloth over the block to a right angle. Flip the block and hardware cloth over and make another right angle bend so you have a U shape.
Loosely assemble the two sides in the formed hardware cloth. Center the top over the uprights and mark the locations for the holes at the outside edges of the uprights. Drill holes just large enough for the cord.
Step 2: Assembly
Position the uprights in the formed hardware cloth and staple them into position.
That's it. You are ready to insert a bird cake into the feeder and hang it from a branch or nail. Position your new feeder well off the ground and away from shrubs etc. so predators can't get the birds you attract.
These feeders are easy and cheap so you can make several as gifts for friends. You may want to resize the feeders slightly to accommodate commercial cakes.