How To Attach A Bird Feeder To A Stand How To Attach A Bird Feeder To A Stand

What You'll Need
Stand
Level
Bird feeder
Drill
Wood screws
Wood adhesive
2x4 blocks

Many home owners will add a bird feeder to areas around their home, near trees, on their lawns, or in their gardens. Bird feeders come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles. What you select will depend upon your style preferences. The type of bird feeder you purchase will depend on the type of bird you are looking to attract. A hummingbird feeder is a glass tube with a small spout so the bird and suck out the liquid food. Other bird feeders have open bowls where you put bird seed for birds to land on and eat away at their leisure. Hanging a bird feeder will depend on the type you have. However, you can have a simple bird feeder that attaches to a stand.

Step One - Set Stand in Place

Find the area of our yard where you want to position the stand and set it up. Dig a small hole and set the stand in the hole to a depth of 18 to 20 inches. This will give it strength and keep it standing straight. Fill in the hole around the stand and keep a level on it to ensure the stand is perfectly vertical. Compact the soil around the stand.

Step Two - Set Blocks on Each Side of Stand

Measure each side of the stand and cut two small blocks of 2x4 lumber to match the measurements. Attach these to the sides of the stand with wood screws. This is the place where you will be attaching the bird feeder to the stand. These small cleats will provide a stable base and larger platform.

Step Three - Fit Bird Feeder on Stand

Place the bird feeder on the stand to make sure that it will be level on the stand's platform. Mark the areas where you will attach it to the small cleats and remove the bird feeder.

Step Four - Drill Pilot Holes

Drill four pilot holes from the bottom of each cleat.

Step Five - Attach Bird Feeder

Once you have the pilot holes drilled into the cleats, set the bird feeder back onto the stand. Use a nail or screw to mark the bird feeder where the holes are located on the underneath side. Take the feeder off and drill in the pilot holes from the marks made in the wood. Apply a bead of construction adhesive to the wood and set back on the stand. Line up the holes and attach with four wood screws.

Step Six - Fill in Screw Holes

For a finished look, you should fill in the screw holes with wood putty. Once the putty has dried, sand the filled area for a smooth finish. Stain the entire stand and bird feeder the same color to give continuity to the entire bird feeder system. Fill the feeder with the appropriate food and watch the birds start visiting.

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