Squirrel Feeder Plans

These squirrel feeder plans are very easy to follow. I think I made mine in about 15 minutes, and less than an hour after I added the ear of corn, a squirrel arrived. He has provided us many hours of entertainment, while we watch him sit on the wooden seat and eat from the table.

Squirrel Feeder
Squirrel Feeder

I used an old western red cedar fence board (like many of my other projects) to build this squirrel feeder. You can use any kind of wood you want, but it is best to select a species that is naturally resistant to decay, like western red cedar or redwood.

Squirrel Feeder - Perspective

Squirrel Feeder Plans

This squirrel feeder can be made from a single 1x4 less than 4 feet long. Here is the parts list:

Part Name Size Quantity
Base 11 x 4 1
Back 8.5 x 4 1
Chair Supports 3 3/4 x 4 2
Table Supports 4 1/2 x 4 2
Chair Top 4 1/2 x 4 1
Table Top 5 1/4 x 4 1
Galvanized Nail 8d 1

If you choose to add the fancy angles to the table top, seat, and seat back, measure in from each corner 3/4 inch (see the Top View diagram) and draw a 45 degree angle line connecting them. Cut the angles with the saw of your choice.

Squirrel Feeder Plans - Side View
Squirrel Feeder - Side View

Assemble and fasten the pieces together using 6d finish nails (or 2-inch 16 gauge finish air nails) and wood glue.

Squirrel Feeder Top View
Squirrel Feeder - Top View

For years, we cursed the squirrels for eating all of our pecans, digging in our potted plans, and clawing away at the fascia on our house, but since we could never get rid of them, we decided that we would distract them with food. :-)

Squirrel in Hollow Tree

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