Cut the Dowels for the Perches
Cut the two pieces of dowel to serve as the perches on the sides of the feeder. Using a miter saw or circular saw, cut two sections of 1/2-inch diameter dowel to 16-1/2 inches in length.
Rip the Base Pieces
Set up your table saw fence to 2-1/4 inches from the right side of your table saw blade, and raise the blade to about 1-inch above the table. Be sure that the blade is set to 0-degrees (square to the surface of the table top). Rip the 16-inch and 13-inch boards into two 2-1/4 inch widths each. Set the leftover strips aside.
Then, adjust the width of the fence to 4-inches, and rip the two pieces of for the bottom of the feeder.
Drill the Holes for the Perches
Position the two 13-inch long, 2-1/4 inch wide boards flat on a table. Measure in 3/4-inch from each end of the boards and make a mark with a pencil. Then, center the mark along the width of the board (1-1/8 inch in from each edge).
Insert a 1/2-inch diameter drill bit into a cordless drill or power drill, then drill a 1/4-inch deep hole into each of the four pencil marks (two on each of the 13-inch boards).