Step 1: What You Need
Time to get some stuff!
- Glue. I'm using Loctite Stik'n Seal here
Toosl (not pictured):
- Dremel or saw
Step 2: Gluing in Pairs
- Run a bead of glue down the middle of the pair
- Roll them inwards so the glue gets between the two chopsticks
- Use a q-tip to wipe off the excess glue
Step 3: Glue Together Sections
Here I glued together 4 sections.
Section A (left side) - Two sets of 20 chopsticks each. I kept these separate at first to create a pitched roof, but ended up joining them later for a flat roof.
Section B (top right) - 4 chopsticks for the bottom of the trough
Section C (right side) - Two sets of 6 chopsticks each for the sides of the trough
Step 4: Finish the Roof
Originally the roof was going to have two sloped pieces, but I needed it to be sturdier and so a flat roof with supports would be better. Just glue in four chopsticks and you're good to go.
Step 5: Trough
I chopped off about 1/2" off of the ends of the Section C pieces and glued them to the Section B piece to form a trough
Step 6: Add Supports
I used 4 pairs of chopsticks as supports to come up from the trough. After gluing them in, I used a Dremel to chop them off at an angle at the 5" mark.
Step 7: Add the Roof and Rests
Glue the supports to the roof to provide some shade and bring most of it together.
Now we just need a place for the birds to sit. Add a couple pair to extend out from the trough and a couple more pair to connect those and make a place to sit.
And there you have it! A comfy feeder for the birds. Just hang it, add some seeds, and you're done!