Woodpeckers are a fun creature to watch. I live in the suburbs of a major city, so I’m just lucky enough to get a wide variety of birds in my backyard. One of my favorites to watch are the woodpeckers. We usually see a couple different species each summer and I’ve always wanted to get a feeder just for these guys. I’ve seen woodpecker feeders in some of the big box stores, and craft shops. I based this woodpecker feeder loosely on some I’ve seen. The great thing about this project (for me anyhow) is that you can make it with just some left over scrap wood. I made this one out of a piece of 4 x 4 redwood that I had laying around. The suet cake plugs that go with this can be easily found in stores that sell wild bird seed. I’ll also include a link at the bottom of my post where you can find some. If you make one of these be sure to post it over on the WoodLogger Facebook Page. I’d love to see how yours turns out.
(1) 3″ x 3″ x 9″ board. You can vary the lenght of these boards depending on how many feeder holes you want.
Milling & Assembly
I finished this by breaking all the sides with sandpaper and then used a couple coats of a sealer to help protect it from the elements. Overall I think it turned out great.