Pallet Wood Bird Feeder

By OffshootCreations

A bird feeder has been on my “to do” list for a very long time, and especially one made of pallet wood. When the slats are cut down into strips and laminated into full panels you end up with a beautiful alternating pattern that is completely unique.

However, an important point for my neighborhood was the eternal presence of squirrels who love eating bird seed as much as the birds themselves. So being able to stop them from eating it was a crucial point, and I found several examples online. One of the most notable examples was by Chris Notap, where access to the seeds is limited to the birds only by using entrance holes that are large enough for the birds but too narrow for the squirrels :

That design came across as a really elegant one, but I was looking for an approach that was as close as possible to being 100% wood, so my approach is a little different. It features the same 1.5″ holes on both sides of the feeder so only birds can get in, and has a slanted roof that can be removed by sliding it back on rails attached to its underside. The rails are basically elongated trapezoids that fit into dovetail notches at the top of the walls.


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