DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

Hey everyone, I’m Jamison from RogueEngineer.com where I publish free and awesomely cool DIY furniture plans on a weekly basis. I don’t know where your from, but here in Savannah, GA spring has sprung! With all the birds out chirping I decided to make my own variation of the wine bottle bird feeder using some leftover cedar from another project. Follow along with this tutorial to see how you can build one too!

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How to Build a Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

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Required Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Nailer
  • Jig Saw
  • Clamp
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Sander

Supplies

  • 1 x 2 x 8′  Cedar Board
  • 1 x 6 x 8′  Cedar Board (I used scrap; you really only need about 18″)
  • 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Empty Wine Bottle
  • Bird Seed

Cut List

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feeder - Cut List

Photo Tutorial: Building the Bird Feeder

On one of your 5 1/2″ squares with trimmed corners, center and draw a circle just larger than the wine bottle. Cut the circle out with a jigsaw.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 1

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 2

Attach one of the 11 1/4″ pieces to a trimmed corner of the piece with the circle and another trimmed square piece, using 1 1/4″ brad nails and glue. Repeat for all 4 sides.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 3

Note: Everywhere you nail you should use wood glue.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 4

Cut a 2″ circle from the center of the remaining trimmed square piece.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 5

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 6

Install the bottle support in the frame such that the mouth of the bottle is 1/2″ above the base. Nail it in place using 1 1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 7

Nail together your trim pieces at the corners using 1 1/4″ brad nails, creating two trim squares.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 8

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 9

Nail one trim square to the top and one to the bottom of the structure.

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 10

DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feed - Rogue Engineer - Step 11

 

I decided to screw two eyelets in the top and use copper wire to hang it. Now all you need to do is fill your wine bottle with bird seed, slip the feeder over it (upside down), and quickly flip it right side up to allow the seed to fall out.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For sneak peeks of our upcoming projects from Rogue Engineer be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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