Birdhouses & Bird Feeders

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Birdhouses hold a special space in the project repertoire of a DIYer.  Often, it's the first thing that a boy or girl builds.  They not only provide a good base of understanding for woodworking and general tool familiarity, but as a finished project, they also provide a nice home for birds.

If you're looking for a good first time project to try out, want to build up some basic skills, or just want to provide a home for one of our flying feathered friends, then one of these projects might be right up your alley!

Building birdhouses is one of those classic things to do with your hands. We are first exposed to the process in high school wood class. Frustrating moments with poorly fitting plywood and nails usu...
I have built many of these $2 birdhouses as gifts. The basis of the $2 birdhouse is a 6" wide Dog Eared Cedar Picket, which comes in 5 and 6 foot lengths. The cheaper 5 foot picket will be enough to...
A Hangman Style Bird Feeder and a seedy bread type victim. Made from oddments from around the house.
I build birdhouses as a hobby and keep quite a few active birdhouses in my yard. Proper maintenance is important for the good of the birds and to ensure your enjoyment of the houses.
Make a home for our feathered friends to raise their young. This is a simple open fronted bird nesting box for small to medium sized birds such as song thrushes, (European) robins, wrens and flycatche...
Eastern bluebirds are great birds, and building homes for them is a simple, fun project that can be completed with hand tools such as a saw, hammer and screwdriver.This Instructable is loosely based o...
The American Kestrel is North America's smallest falcon, and unlike its larger cousins, this beautiful little bird chooses to nest in cavities (i.e., holes in trees or other objects, such as utility p...
Here is MY make of the bird feeder webcam that is based on a few of the others i have seen posted lately. I thought it was a great idea, so I decided to make one myself...see it in action here.
In this Instructable I will go over 5 things that a birder needs to make his or her yard a bird haven. These things are: housing, feeders, habitat, water, and food.
Are you always bored while waiting for birds to come to your bird feeder? In this instructable, you will make a bird feeder out of plastic bottles. As an added bonus, this bird feeder will beep every ...
Make a bird to feed your birds! Inspired by the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill calling out in droves to wake me in the morning, I made a parrot to feed them. Using bread as a base and peanut butter ...
I call it '1 Cap' because I have a 3 cap version that I made first that works really well. Found in my Flickr Set: Flickr Photos - Homemade BirdfeedersThis feeder was inspired by billr's How to build ...
I was in a bird store to buy a finch feeder. I saw one for about $20, but immediately thought, 'I can make this, and probably for less.'So I tried, and sure enough, for a cost of about $5 and 20 minu...
Recycle used materials into a bird feeder.
Use flag-holder brackets, paint bucket hooks, and conduit/tubing to make it easy to hang your bird feeders where they're visible but still safe from the neighborhood cats.