Large Log Cabin Birdfeeder

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Project by Brian Holt posted 07-05-2009 10:38 PM 7458 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large log cabin birdfeeder I built to scale (1”=1’). The cabin measures 2’ x 4’ with a 1’ wrap around covered porch which makes the overall dimensions 4’ x 6’. The feeder is mounted aprox. 6’ off the ground on a real cherry tree base I had to cut due to disease. As you can see by the pictures, I added exposed posts, beams & rafters. All the lumber was recycled from 100 year old rough sawn pine siding I renoved from a remodeling project. The roof was made with corrugated galvanized steel. The upper most roof section comes off so that an entire 50 lb. sack of birdseed can be poured in. There is a hopper inside that allows the seed to funnel to slots at the base around the cabin into the porch section. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-05-2009 10:41 PM

That things pretty cool. I bet they love it

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#2 posted 07-05-2009 10:46 PM

Thanks and yes, the birds love it. In the winter months there is plenty of room for all.

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#3 posted 07-05-2009 10:46 PM

I Love It!!

Can’t imagine why the squirrels haven’t set up house keeping, already!

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#4 posted 07-05-2009 10:49 PM

Hey Brain
This looks like a hay barn in Oregon very cool

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#5 posted 07-05-2009 10:51 PM

Thanks, the squirrels like feeding in it too, but it isn’t high enough off the ground for them to live in.

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#6 posted 07-05-2009 11:01 PM

Nice work Brian !!

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#7 posted 07-05-2009 11:12 PM

Hi Brian

one question When can i move in i love it so cool …..........


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#8 posted 07-05-2009 11:25 PM

this is wonderful!!
a lovely match for one of John’s extreme birdhouses :)

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#9 posted 07-05-2009 11:33 PM

Andy, The nightly rate is pretty high. It will cost you a sack of seed per night!

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#10 posted 07-05-2009 11:42 PM

I wish I was a bird in your area! very nice

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#11 posted 07-06-2009 02:10 AM

This is a very nice log cabin….wish i was a bird too…

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#12 posted 07-06-2009 02:28 AM

Great Lookin feeder

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#13 posted 07-06-2009 02:48 AM

Really cool bird feeder.

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#14 posted 07-06-2009 04:48 AM

Must cost a fortune to feed all those birds. Very cool feeder!

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#15 posted 07-06-2009 05:39 AM

Brian: A great looking project. Nice job on the construction.

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