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Old West style Birdfeeder

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Project by devann posted 01-12-2011 07:52 AM 2643 views 9 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a birdfeeder modeled after buildings from the late 19th century. The building is approximately 11” x 22” without the sidewalks. The birds walk all the way around the building peeking around the corners to make sure a bigger bird is not already there. It loads from the roof and has conduit inside the corners to drain the water from behind the parpet walls. The hopper only occupies the center 1/3 of the structure to keep the weight down as much as possible. The hopper still holds almost 4 lbs. of seeds. I made the feeder from old cedar barnwood, reused fence pickets, scaps around the shop, sheet metal windows and hopper roof, and FRP panels for the roofing material.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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wseand

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 08:02 AM

You have got to be kidding me. I don’t eat at anything that nice. I am going to make a bird house for my wife’s grandma do not show her this. LOL

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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TJ65

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 08:13 AM

No- not a bird feeder????
This is amazing. I hope the birds appreciate it.
It’s great!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 08:16 AM

Looks too good for the birds!! Wonder if they appreciate it? :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dan

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 08:33 AM

I would be scared to leave it outside in fear of it getting damaged or stolen. At first glance I thought it was a train layout building… Either way it looks amazing. Great detail!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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CSlabon

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 08:42 AM

Very good! Reminds me of Tombstone.

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 08:43 AM

Wow that is a awesome birdfeeder, looks fantastic, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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stefang

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 10:03 AM

That is a fantastic birdfeeder for sure Darrell. You really nailed the western look. I can think that you had a lot of fun building this, and you got wonderful result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 01:13 PM

Oh dear,
More darn drunken birds getting around…....

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 02:29 PM

(splinterman – that’s funny)

What a fantastic bird feeder.. very impressive. All the details – SWEET

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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sras

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 04:33 PM

That is so cool! If the birds had had a bit too much they can check in to the hotel. What a fun project – thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Knothead62

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#11 posted 01-12-2011 09:03 PM

I looked close to see if John Wayne or Clint Eastwood would come out the front door.

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 02:37 AM

Very impressive bird feeder. You did an excellent job on this. My birds are going to disown me if they see this. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 07:22 AM

Darrell,

What incredible detail! It would make a great dollhouse, but maybe birds are more appreciative than today’s children :-(

Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Bradford

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 01:19 PM

Do the visitors need an invitation to get in?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Triumph1

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#15 posted 01-15-2011 03:29 PM

That thing is just down right awesome. Where does it say that you helped build the sets for “True Grit”? Great job man. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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