Saloon Bird Feeder

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Project by Steve posted 04-12-2013 04:13 AM 6152 views 48 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this saloon-style bird feeder from two 6-foot fence boards that were 5.5” wide. I read that pressure-treated boards might be harmful to our feathered friends, so I used untreated boards. It has three bar stools and wooden bottles on the bar. The top has a hinge so you can open it to add the bird seed. This is a quick and easy project that can be done in a day or two. You can also use this design for other themes, such as an ice cream shop, lemonade stand, coffee shop, etc.

Click here to watch my video of this project!

Cut list using 5.5” wide boards:
Two 18” pieces glued together for the back
Two 2” x 13.5” sides with 10 degree angle on one end
One 11” bottom piece
One 11” top piece with 10 degree bevel along one long side
One 4” x 9.5” piece for the bar.
Three 3/4” dowels and 2” squares for the bar stools

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 05:04 AM

Very COOL Feeder. Will have to make me one. Also, you’re YouTube Video is GREAT.

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 06:18 AM

Two things never get enough respect:
1. Saloon’s
2. Black and Decker skil saws

Nice video and feeder…............................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 07:29 AM

Where the hell did you get the idea of making this?
If my wife is going to see this, i’ll have to make one or two,...
Great stylish bird feeder ever!

-- the best tools are nothing without creativity

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 08:14 AM

Cool idea

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#5 posted 04-12-2013 08:44 AM

Definitely like it. Shows imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-12-2013 10:58 AM

Awesome job (and creativity) Steve! i know what I’m building this weekend…thanks for the great idea!

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#7 posted 04-12-2013 11:51 AM

Sweet bird feeder Steve. Good job.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 12:54 PM

I’m making one, nice job and thanks for the post, video and cut list.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 12:55 PM

Way too cool! I’m going to have to make a couple of these. Thanks for posting the link to the video.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 01:00 PM

Whimsical, in a word—nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 04-12-2013 01:15 PM

That’s pretty cool and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 04-12-2013 02:02 PM

super cool

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#13 posted 04-12-2013 02:13 PM

Thanks everybody! You can also use this design for other themes, such as an ice cream shop, lemonade stand, coffee shop, etc.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#14 posted 04-12-2013 02:28 PM

Great project. Most unique bird feeder I’ve seen.

-- Nicky

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#15 posted 04-12-2013 03:24 PM

That is awesome, and your youtube video was excellent. I gotta ask though, how did you cut and shape the bottles? I may have to try making one of these, but I think I might cut my fingers off. Not good at small parts!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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