Garden Bench For The Birds

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Project by TedM posted 2303 days ago 1519 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a fun project that I recently finished. They only take a few hours and are great for using up scrap wood.

I’ve done a half dozen or so of these over the past couple of years. They make great gifts for the gardener in your life. They are mostly just decorative and also can make a great place for flower pots.

The second photo is one I did last year and has aged rather nice.

If you’d like to make your own here's how I do them

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#1 posted 2303 days ago

Cute design! Thanks for posting the link.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2303 days ago

That is a clever design. Thanks for the construction post as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2303 days ago

Nice work Ted and thanks for the link . I woundn,t mind building a few for my yard .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 2303 days ago

Great design idea. It must be good to be on your gift list. thanks for the post and the link.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 2303 days ago

Nice idea!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 2302 days ago

Ted, Super idea, with your permission think I’ll try to fit one of these into my next months schedulel. I simply love this idea and will add a nice touch to the area by the pond. I have a Robin that for the past 3 years has made her nest on my front porch. 1st year she made it on top of the porch light (its a wall mounted one to the right of the doorway) for three days she’d make her nest, I’d take it down, 2d day she had a parital nest made I took it down, was afraid of a fire because of it being on the light, We went to the store and by the time we had gone about 3 hrs, she had a total nest made. Well we decided with her persistence SHE Won. 2nd year she made it in the wife’s plants on the side porch railings. This year I was ready for her and she’s made her nest on the perch that I attached to the side of the house, under the porch of course. It has gotten so that we look forward to seeing her each spring. Keep the projects coming, I love checking them out.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#7 posted 2302 days ago

pappyjohn, no need to ask permission! However, you are required to post photos of it when you’re done. LOL! Looking forward to seeing it! Perhaps it will bring more Robin friends around. :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#8 posted 2301 days ago

Great looking chairs / benches. A neat idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#9 posted 2230 days ago

Very nice, I wonder how may birds get fooled by this?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 2208 days ago

Great job Ted. Good luck in the contest.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 2136 days ago

Very fun, puts a smile on your face.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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