How to build your own bird table at home

Published On: February 26, 20190 Comments on How to build your own bird table at homeTags: Last Updated: April 12, 20243.6 min read

Calling all bird enthusiasts! Are you looking for a fun and rewarding project to attract more feathered friends to your yard? Look no further than building your own bird table! In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a bird table right in the comfort of your own home. Creating a bird table is not only a great way to showcase your DIY skills, but it also serves as a welcoming spot for birds to rest and feed. By providing a safe and convenient feeding station, you’ll be rewarded with the joy of watching colorful birds flock to your yard. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or a novice looking for a beginner-friendly project, this guide has got you covered. We’ll cover everything from selecting the right materials to assembling the table properly. So, grab your toolbox and get ready to embark on an adventure that will bring an abundance of beauty and serenity to your yard. Let’s dive in and learn how to build a bird table at home!

bird in a bird table

Birds are beautiful creatures which grace the mornings with lovely tunes each day. If you are a lover of nature and you would like to be more in touch with animals and such like creatures, then you may want to consider constructing a bird table. Doing this will grant you an opportunity to do bird watching every day as they come to try out the feed laid out for them. Below are a few tips that you can use while constructing such a  set-up.

Get the necessary material

Before undertaking any activity, a person has to adequately prepare for the same. In this case, you need to get the equipment to make the bird table. This may include wood, nails, hammers, sandpaper, just to mention a few. When it comes to getting wood, ensure that you invest in the type that can withstand weather conditions such as rain or exposure to sun and wind. Therefore, do sufficient research beforehand in order to choose with ease, the best quality wood, and materials to use for your bird table.

Find help from friends and family

Building activities, such as building a treehouse, or, in this case, a bird table, can be a fun and exciting time for you and your family or friends to participate in something together. Such activities help people to bond and grant them an opportunity to hang out and talk about various differing issues. Do not, therefore, shy away from asking for help from people close to you, as they may as well be longing for a chance to have some quality time with you.

finished DIY bird table

Build your table

Once you have prepared all the materials and everything is set, you may proceed to build the table. Some important factors to remember while constructing include adding a  rim all around the edge of the table. This will help to ensure that any food you put on the table will be held securely in place and will not be carried away by factors such as water or strong wind. Ensure that the bottom of the table is smoothened out so that none of the food gets stuck in between crevices. Once you are done constructing the table, create the base which will hold the table high up at a reasonable height for the birds. If you wish to add some form of protection, add a roof over the table which will shield the bird table from the rain.

Fill it with food

This is the final step in the creation of a complete bird table. In order to attract birds, you must fill the table with food for them. There are different types of wild bird food that you can get, for instance, worms,seeds or bird peanuts. These are very nutritious for birds and will have them coming back each time to your generous table. I know you may be wondering where on earth you would find worms for birds but worry not. There are plenty of stores both online and not which sell different types of bird feed. Check them out and make a selection based on your preference and budget.

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