Birdbath Pedestal

Grab some tools and wood scraps for this easy-to-make project.
Backyard Beauty

Decorate your birdbath
and yard by creating
your own pedestal.

Birdbaths rise to new heights with this sturdy pedestal you can make from scraps of 4 x 4s. Seal a terra-cotta saucer to use as a birdbath, or simply set a blooming plant on the pedestal.

Rate Your Skill

You'll need elementary carpentry skills. Omit the chamfers and the decorative trim if you're a beginner. Instead, use 1 x 2s for trim.

What You Need:

  • Galvanized nails (or screws)
  • Scraps of CCA (chromated copper arsenate)-treated Southern pine. Use the dimensions on the plans (next page) or adapt the design to suit your materials on hand.
  • Circular saw
  • Router
  • Power driver/drill
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Level

Continued on page 2:  Putting It Together