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Hummingbird Feeder Completed

Hummingbird Feeder

If you’re looking for an easy to build hummingbird feeder this one is perfect.  I made this hummingbird feeder in only a few hours.  I got the plan from a book written by A.J. Hamler.  A.J. is a an excellent woodworker and his book:  Easy to Build Birdhouses – A Natural Approach is a fun one.  I’ve made several projects from this book and I wrote a book review where I have more information if your interested.  The tubes for the feeder you can find in pet stores in the pet bird feeder section.  I wanted to make a few of these so I ordered mine off of Amazon.  The little feeder tubes at the end I ordered online, but I’ve seen these in bird stores too.  I put links at the bottom of this post where you can find some of the items I used to build this.

For a little extra help with this project I also put together a video of how I made this below.  If you make one of these be sure to post a picture of it over on the WoodLogger Facebook Page.  I’d love to see how yours turns out.




Not a lot for this one.  I used a single 8′ board of cedar that I was able to pickup at Lowe’s.

  • (2)  2″ x 2″ x 8″ – Cedar
  • (4)  1″ x 4″ x 8″ – Cedar
  • (4)  2″ x 4″ x 8″ – Cedar
  • (1)  1″ x 2″ x 8″ – Cedar

Milling & Assembly

Hummingbird Feeder Parts For the bench I chose to make all of my cuts using a miter saw.  Nothing complicated about these cuts.  The whole thing is made with only 5 boards.
Hummingbird Feeder Mark Up I used a quick corner marking tool to get my corners for the bottom and top of the feeder.
 Hummingbird Feeder Finished Cuts For the finish cuts, I did all of them using my band-saw.  You could do these with a jig saw too.  These are simple and quick cuts.
Hummingbird Feeder Hole For the top of the feeder I cut holes all the way through it.  For the bottom of the feeder.  I cut the holes about an inch deep, and then cut another hole for the feeder tubes to slide through.
Hummingbird Feeder Assembly I used exterior rated glue and brads to attach the bottom of the feeder to the base and sides.
Hummingbird Feeder Assembly For the handle I used a brass piano wire that I picked up at a hobby store.  The sides are bent and go into the sides of the feeder.
Hummingbird Feeder Assembly After I had the feeder assembled,  I inserted the Hummingbird Feeder Tubes into the bottom, and then slid the Bird Feeder Tube 8 1/2″ into the feeder tubes.


Not a lot to this one.  I did a light sanding with a medium grit sandpaper, and then applied a coat of an exterior lacquer to help protect it form the elements.


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  1. Great video, Daris. Glad you liked the book.


  2. I got the book! 🙂 I also got some feeder tubes and I have an idea of using some soda bottles (glass) for a modified verso of this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. The materials list for this project seems to be a list for another project – possibly a bench? 🙂

  4. where did you get the longer tubes. The longest I can find are 4 1/2 in long.

  5. I really enjoyed building this feeder. I got my tubes from Amazon , a pack of 12 was $14.99. My question is how to sand the bottom 2 holes. Also I noticed the list of materials was more than the instructions called for. I made 2 at the same time for an elderly neighbor lady, and she was thrilled. Thanks for the idea. I also got the bottom curved tube with cork and flower on the end at Amazon

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