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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.
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#1 posted 10-27-2012 03:30 PM
What a nice kitty buffet :)
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
#2 posted 10-27-2012 04:19 PM
I hope not Thomas :)))
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#3 posted 10-27-2012 04:24 PM
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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#4 posted 10-27-2012 04:56 PM
That looks so cool. It looks perfect in your garden.
-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD
#5 posted 10-27-2012 06:35 PM
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..
#6 posted 10-27-2012 09:25 PM
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).
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#7 posted 10-28-2012 10:57 AM
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
#8 posted 10-28-2012 02:15 PM
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 lengthand for the roof 75cm wide x 40 cm depth
#9 posted 10-28-2012 02:30 PM
Thanks for that info. buddy!
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#10 posted 10-28-2012 02:49 PM
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
-- firstname.lastname@example.org : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.
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#11 posted 10-28-2012 03:07 PM
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!"
#12 posted 10-28-2012 06:26 PM
Thanks Gene and Ken!
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