|Project by 489tad||posted 08-31-2010 07:18 PM||1346 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
I build this bird feeder six years ago. It was a practice exercise for a planned Morris chair. I wanted to be able to make square legs with quarter sawn grain on all four sides. I also wanted to paractice thru tenons and pins. The frame is made from 5/4 flat sawn white oak. I cut the 45degrees on the table saw and was suprised that only in two locations did not close up tight. At the time of glue up I put solid pieces of oak in the area of the leg bottoms and thru tenons. I drilled and used a chisel to square up the mortises. The feeder stands on patio blocks to keep it off the ground. I drilled into the solid section of the bottoms and inserted rebar. Patio blocks are drilled through and rebar slides into concrete in the ground. So far all joints are holding up. I used waterproof glue and a exterior oil stain. Its on its second coat of stain and only the bottoms have small checks where its been sitting in snow. Thanks for looking.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.