Porch Swing Bird Feeder This porch swing bird feeder will delight people and birds alike! Get into the swing of things with this unique bird feeder. We chose to use poplar, a wood commonly used for crafts, since this wood comes in the 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch thicknesses used in this project. That way, there's no need to resaw the boards for thickness. You'll find it with the craft woods at home improvement stores. Full instructions are right here.