# 3 flowering bird feeders

## Choose one of these styles for a bird feeder that pleases the eye as well as the birds

**1.**Build the 11- by 14-inch base from a 12-inch-long piece of 1-by-12, ripped to 9 inches wide, then edged with 1-by-2s.

**2.** Draw and cut two support pieces from 8-inch pieces of 2-by-8.

**3.** Construct the shallow-pitched gable roof. You'll need two 17 1/2-inch-long pieces of 1-by-12, ripped to 8 inches, for the roof bottom, and 1-by-3s for the roof sides. The bottom pieces meet at the center peak with edges cut at 75°. The same angle repeats in the mitered side pieces, which should extend 1/8 inch past the bottom edges to create the drainage slots.

**4.** Center and attach supports along the long sides of the base. Center and attach the roof. Position the roof so the drain slots clear the base.

**1.**Build the 14-inch-square base from a 12-inch-long piece of 1-by-12 edged with 1-by-2s.

**2****.** Draw and cut two support pieces from 9-inch pieces of 2-by-8.

**3.** Build the 18-inch-square roof. You'll need two 16-inch-long pieces of 1-by-12, ripped to 8 inches wide, for the roof bottom, and 1-by-3s for the sides. Leave a 1/8-inch gap for the drainage slot at the lower edges.

**4.** Center and attach supports along opposite sides of base. Position the roof so the drain slot clears the base.

**1.**Build the 8- by 18-inch base from a 16-inch-long piece of 1-by-12, ripped to 6 inches wide, then edged with 1-by-2s

**2.** Draw and cut one support piece from a 12-inch piece of 2-by-8.

**3.** Construct the gable roof so each side is the size of one half of the mud flat. You'll need two 16-inch-long pieces of 1-by-12, ripped to 8 inches wide, for the roof bottom and 1-by-3s for the roof sides. The bottom pieces meet at the center peak with edges cut at 60°. The same angle repeats in the mitered side pieces, which should extend 1/8 inch past the bottom edges to create the drainage slots.

**4.** Center and attach the support on the base. Center and attach the roof. Position the roof so the drain slots clear the base.