If you notice carefully, you will obviously find one or two wine bottles lying in any corner of your home. There is no use of it and finally it will get its place in the dustbin after few days or months. But the fact is that if we really find anything interesting to make with that unused wine bottle what should we do? Yes we will again start thinking about that. If you feed birds regularly and really like this activity, you just landed up to the right place and if you have a pet bird at home, then it is a must have DIY project in your home. The most amazing part of this project is that it will cost you less than $10 in total and will just take a couple of hours from your valuable time. So prepare this on your next holiday.
First of all if you are thinking that it is quiet a hard project then we should inform you that it is not as tough as it looks. The difficulty is moderate and anyone having craftwork idea can go through it easily. It only needs some crafts work sense and some experience of making DIY projects from tutorials. It also doesn’t cost much and is just about $10. If you are new in making DIY projects then you can take help from someone who has previous experience.
How to Make a Wine Bottle Bird Feeder: Some Easy Steps
Now here is the list of substances that are needed to make the project:
1. 8 foot 1” x 2” Pine Furring Strips. ( 1 Piece)
2. 8 foot 1” x 4” Pine Furring Strips. (1 Piece)
3. 3/16 x 2’ x 2’ Piece Luan Plywood. (1 Piece)
4. Hose Clamp
5. Wine Bottle
6. Wood Glue
7. Table Saw
See the cut list below which will guide you how to cut the pieces of woods for the project.
2 – 1 x 2 @ 11” These should be cut at 45*on one end with a 5/16th” wide channel that is 1/4” from the bottom of the side and ¼ deep.
They will also need the same channel running vertically ¼” from the back.
2 – 1 x 2 @ 3 5/8” These pieces will need the channel that is 5/16th” wide channel that is ¼” from the back and ¼” deep.
1 – 1×2 @ 4 5/8″ this will also need the same channel that is 5/16th” wide and 1/4” from the back and 1/4″ deep as well as a channel on the top using the same measurements.
1 – 1×2 @ 6″ Again, this piece will need a channel that is 5/16th” wide, 1/4″ from the back and 1/4″ deep.
2 – 1×4 @ 6″ these boards form the roof and need to have opposing (parallel) 45* angles. They also need to have the same channel as above: 5/16th” wide by 1/4″ deep, 1/4″ from the back.
1 – Plywood @ 5×5″
1 – Plywood @ 5×12 1/2″ Angled at 45* down to 10″ at sides
Now after cutting all the pieces into the sizes mentioned above, cut the channels in to the pieces using a table saw. Actually this channel is for helping the birds fit securely as well as the project look nicer. The more tighter the channel, the more stable it will be and the deeper the channel there will be more movement before assembling. After the channels are cut into all pieces, you should assemble all the pieces in the manner shown in the above picture. Make sure to fit all the pieces nicely and then glue it together and nail. Here we will put the pictures according to the steps like pictorial tutorial.
Now fit the hose clamp around the wine bottle to get the perfect measurement. Using a small drill bit or a utility knife, make openings that are large enough for the hose clamp for the back piece of plywood. Insert the hose camp and remove the bottle. Now here is the look of the back of the bird feeder how it will look like.
Start assembling the full bird feeder one by one and use both glue and nail to make a stable project. Don’t glue the roof of the feeder instead attach the two roof pieces on the feeder. Actually you will need to remove the roof for refilling the seeds in to the wine bottle.
Fill the wine bottle with seed and fit it in the clamp. If needed tighten the clamp and then set the roof on. Hang the feeder into a fence or nearby a tree limb for better results. Now this is your ready project that you are going to get as a final product. Have a great time seeing different kinds of birds and their eating techniques that will really be an entertainment for you.