Step 1: What You'll Need to Get Started
2. A 3/8-16 Carrige Bolt 12" long
3. A drill
4. Any washers, nuts, fasteners your heart desires
(so long as they fit the bolt)
5.Some string or wire
6. A keychain clip
Note: These are merely the materials I had to work with, feel free to experiment with whatever materials you may have.
Step 2: Step 1. Drill Some Holes in Ikea Plates
Note: I used the largest bit I had which was slightly smaller than the bolt. Bamboo is a soft and easy material to work with so I lightly filed the hole until it fit the bolt.
Step 3: Step 3. Thread the Bolt Through the Plates and Secure With Washers, Nuts, and Fasteners
I used a few different washers and fasteners to give the feeder the best support I could.
Note-The head of the bolt will be the bottom of your feeder
Step 4: Step:4 Drill Two More Holes on the Top of the Feeder.
Note:Try to keep the holes evenly allingned with one another to help prevent the feeder from hanging lopsided.
Step 5: Step 5: Loop the Wire or String Through the Holes on Top of the Feeder & Tie It Off on the Keychain.
Step 6: Step 6: Hang Your Feeder, Fill It With Birdseed, and Enjoy!
Overall, the feeder cost $2.19 to make, I only had to buy the bolt, everything else I had on hand. The design is simple enough that it could be applied to most things you might have lying around your humble dwelling.