Have you seen the adorable squirrel picnic table going viral on Facebook? When I saw it I thought it was so cute but then I saw the price tag and immediately thought…this is a perfect DIY project!
Supplies needed for the Squirrel Picnic Table:
- Exterior Paint
- Dried Corn or Squirrel Food
- 3-4″ Wood Screw
- Scrap wood
- Two boards 1″ x 6″ x 7″
- Two boards 1″ x 2″ x 7″
- One board 1″ x 2″ x 8.5″
- Four boards 1″ x 2″ x 5″ with ends cut at an angle of 31.6 degrees (see pic below)
Note: You can sub the 1″ x 6″ x 7″ boards with any size boards to make the feeder larger or taller.
Tools needed for the Squirrel Picnic Table:
- Mitre Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Glue Gun (optional)
Here is a picture of the Mitre saw set at an angle of 31.6 degrees for the legs.
How to assemble the Squirrel Picnic Bench:
Step 1: Take your four 5″ legs and place them with ends facing the bottom side of one of your 1″ x 6″ boards with angles facing each other (see pic above)
Diva Tip: When I’m doing a project by myself that requires and extra set of hands, I often times reach for my glue gun. I actually hot-glued these four angled pieces to the board then flipped the board over and nailed it from the top.
Congratulations…you have built the table portion of your squirrel picnic bench.
Step 2: Using your brad nailer, attach your 8.5″ board to the center of your two 7″ boards.
Here is a picture from the bottom side. You have just created the seat for your squirrel picnic bench.
Step 3: Using your nail gun, attach the seat to the table portion of your squirrel feeder.
This step is another good place to use your glue gun for stability.
Step 4: Using your drill, insert a screw up through the bottom so that it is sticking completely out of the top of your table.
This screw will hold your corn or squirrel food on the top of your picnic table.
If you love this squirrel picnic table then you will also love this DIY Chandelier Birdfeeder.
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