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Project by Tag84 posted 634 days ago 1036 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quik 2 day project.
Wanted to give the birds something for the winter.
It’s made from oak ,hardwood and sheet metal for the roof.
I screwed some parts of the roof structure, the rest is nailed and glued.

-- -Thomas -





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 634 days ago

What a nice kitty buffet :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Tag84

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#2 posted 634 days ago

I hope not Thomas :)))

-- -Thomas -

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 634 days ago

need an equal wide base or wider to keep squirrels from getting the food and away from any shrubbery etc for keeping cats hidden. I don’t feed birds anymore. because I’m feeding cats…LOL! Thanks for feeding the birds. :-)
Tree hugger

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Vicki

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#4 posted 634 days ago

That looks so cool. It looks perfect in your garden.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Tag84

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#5 posted 634 days ago

thanks so much Vicki :) Doc, my youngest cat came in few days ago with a little bird in his mouth. Maybe that was what the turning point :) it’s about 6 foot from the ground, hope it’s high enough..

-- -Thomas -

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 634 days ago

Might be high enough actually :)

My parents did it the easy way: they attached wireframe baskets to the trees and put greaseballs in them.
Tweety buffet WIN, kitteh buffet FAIL (even though she jumps very high, for such a lil’ pesky stinkball).

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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harry1

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#7 posted 633 days ago

Very nice Thomas, what are it’s measurements? Now that we are catless after many years we hung up this feeder and it’s being well used, mainly by doves, however this morning I took this shot of a “28” happily feeding so your post has decided me to make a more elaberate feeder. Finding a suitable position for it where we can view it from within the house is a problem because these birds are dirty feeders, tossing lots of seed to the ground which, in our beautiful climate quickly germinate. By the way, if you’re wondering about the “28”, it’s what these birds are affectionally known as because when they squark it sounds like “twenty eight”!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Tag84

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#8 posted 633 days ago

Hi Harry nice to hear your story, Those birds would call my age all day :)
The measurements are ; for just the birdfeed part 21cm wide x 38cm length
and for the roof 75cm wide x 40 cm depth

-- -Thomas -

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harry1

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#9 posted 633 days ago

Thanks for that info. buddy!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#10 posted 633 days ago

What a great structure. Not too fussy yet artfully done with a clean architectural flavour to the design. The birds may not notice it or care but we sure do.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 633 days ago

Nice work, We had the same problem. The cat next door has mad skills when it come to hunting. We have a seriuos riverly going right now. One day My Chlt Lab will catch the cat. Good luck.

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

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Tag84

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#12 posted 633 days ago

Thanks Gene and Ken!

-- -Thomas -

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