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Project by Jeffery Mullen posted 848 days ago 1452 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spring is hear so as much as I love to watch nature feed I decided to build a real nice large bird/squirrel feeder. I have had both birds big and small and squirrels in it feeding already. I just started cutting the boards and came up with this design. I used pine boards and for the roof top I used side trim. I put it all together with wood screws as I am not a nail fan on building my stuff. I put one coat of clear high gloss to keep the rain from ruining the wood and to give it a natural look. the bird feed sits on the floor with about a inch of side wall all the way around to keep the mess in the bird house feeder when the animals feed from it. Thanks for looking at my spring project.





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rance

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#1 posted 848 days ago

Nice job. I like the shading. Is that from a spray or a torch?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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lizardhead

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#2 posted 848 days ago

With openings that big I would be concerned of the weather

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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devann

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#3 posted 848 days ago

Well done, I like it. I’m sure the birds appreciate it too. Looks like one that you’ll have to fill often.

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

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 848 days ago

Well done, should bring lots of guests.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 848 days ago

Nice design. What are the dimensions so squirrels can fit into it ? Thank you.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jeffery Mullen

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#6 posted 848 days ago

Rance , Shading is from the wood sitting in a box in the shop for years.

Lizarhead It has already rained hard for days in Portland and the bird feed seams to stay dry inside with no problems.

Thanks Ken90712.

Looks like this is a go ahead to make more as I had this feeder out on it’s stand for a month. I want others to enjoy this model of a bird feeder I put together. I might take the blow torch to the next one and give it some real looks then gloss it over.

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KentuckyTreeRat

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#7 posted 847 days ago

Looks nice….thanks for thinking about the tree rats as well. Most birdfeeders out now are squirrel-proofed. :(

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me www.kentuckyliveedge.com

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#8 posted 847 days ago

There’s a very serious problem with feeders like this.
The birds hop around in the food and poop all over it and consequently spread disease amongst the wild bird populations.
Right now, there’s and outbreak of salmonella poisoning going on amongst wild birds in the area I live in,
perpetuated by this type of feeder.
Feeders should be built such that the birds have to perch and peck, not so that they can actually stand in the food source.
This is not just my opinion, google it.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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Jeffery Mullen

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#9 posted 843 days ago

wow didn’t know that thanks for the advice Wes Giesbrecht.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 843 days ago

Good to know , Wes : ) Thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jeffery Mullen

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#11 posted 809 days ago

My bird house is still standing up to the rain in Oregon and doing good in my yard as it really adds a nice look to my front yard.

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