Bird Feeder DIY Guide 

Materials Needed: Gather materials such as wood for the feeder base, dowels for perches, screws, and a roof material like metal or plastic. Ensure all materials are weather-resistant and safe for birds. 

Design Planning: Sketch out your feeder design, considering dimensions, perch placement, and seed access points. Keep in mind the types of birds you want to attract and their feeding habits. 

Assembly Steps: Begin by constructing the base of the feeder, attaching the sides and a sturdy roof to protect the seed from the elements. Add perches at various heights and seed trays or compartments for different types of bird feed. 

Perch Placement: Space perches evenly around the feeder to accommodate multiple birds simultaneously. Ensure perches are securely attached to the feeder base to support the weight of feeding birds. 

Seed Access: Design seed access points such as openings or trays that allow birds to easily access the seed while preventing spillage and waste. Consider incorporating adjustable mechanisms to control seed flow and minimize mess. 

Roof Protection: Install a durable roof over the feeder to shield the seed from rain, snow, and sunlight. Ensure the roof overhangs the feeder base sufficiently to provide adequate protection. 

Finishing Touches: Sand any rough edges and apply weatherproof sealant or paint to protect the feeder from moisture and prolong its lifespan. Add decorative elements or personal touches to customize the feeder to your liking. 

Placement and Maintenance: Hang the feeder in a suitable location away from predators and obstacles, preferably near trees or shrubs where birds can perch and feel safe. Regularly clean and refill the feeder to keep birds coming back for more.