|Project by mls||posted 11-07-2010 10:43 PM||4478 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Feeder is made from red cedar. It has a storage bin in one end that holds nuts or corn. The top is hinged to allow access to the feed bin. I covered the roof with roofing metal before making individual cedar shingles. I knew the shingles would leak so the metal under the shingles won’t let water in. The shingles are attached with Blackjack roof cement to the metal. I allowed about 1/16 gap between each shingle to allow for expansion. The rear side of the feeder is plexiglass so the food can be seen from the outside. The railing along the feeding area is made from a 5/8 dowel and 1/4 inch dowels. They are the only wood parts that aren’t cedar. I sure hated to put stain on it since the cedar smelled so good but I knew it would look better in th elong run and better match the deck. The squirrels may never come to it, but it looks good mounted on the deck rail. :) Sorry about the photo quality – just shots with my Blackberry phone.
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