How to Make a DIY Squirrel Picnic Table!

5 Materials
30 Minutes

Does being stuck at home have you feeling a little... nutty? Hop on the trend and build yourself a DIY miniature picnic table - perfect for a squirrel feeder! Ours has mostly been attracting birds, but they sure are loving it!

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Why do I need a squirrel picnic table?

Ok ok so you don't need it FINE! But, if you are stuck at home - there are two benefits.

  1. It's something to do. You're bored. Use scrap wood or supplies you have on hand. Kill an hour.
  2. It's entertainment! It's truly hilarious to see animals up there. And come on, I know you're sick of watching TV!
Make your cuts

Cut all of your wood pieces and then sand them. You can use any type of wood that you have on hand. Pallet wood even! We used 1x3 lumber because we had lots of scraps from recently disassembling an old table.

FOR THE FULL CUT LIST - download the FREE plans on our website

NOTE: if this is going outside (which, duh, that's where the squirrels are) it needs to be weather proof or it will rot. Maybe you don't care, this is all just for fun anyways it's not something to pass down the generations, but this is your warning.

So, use pressure treated wood, wood that is naturally moisture resistant (such as cedar or cyprus) OR do what we did and seal your project with an outdoor grade sealant!

Assemble the legs

Assemble your legs. We used a nail gun. You can use nails, screws, or even wood glue. Whatever you have on hand. It doesn't need to hold much weight so structure is not the top concern.

Connect the legs

Connect the two legs with the cross pieces. Ditto above.

Add the top

Add the top.

Stain if desired. We used Thompson's Water Seal which is an outdoor grade stain we had on hand.

Mount to the tree or fence

Hang it up! We drilled straight thru the back cross beam and into our tree. You could also hang it on a fence or bird feeder pole. Just be sure to pick a spot you can watch out the window!

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  • 48916235 48916235 on Apr 14, 2020

    why have you not sent my squirrel picnic table plans

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