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Project by Steve posted 372 days ago 2963 views 42 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 - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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Grinder

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#1 posted 372 days ago

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

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redryder

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#2 posted 372 days ago

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

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

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

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Hoizbastla

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#3 posted 372 days ago

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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watermark

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#4 posted 372 days ago

Cool idea

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 372 days ago

Definitely like it. Shows imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Art

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#6 posted 372 days ago

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

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Bill Akins

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#7 posted 372 days ago

Sweet bird feeder Steve. Good job.

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

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Dale

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#8 posted 372 days ago

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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Kristoffer

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#9 posted 372 days ago

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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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 372 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 372 days ago

That’s pretty cool and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Jorge Velez

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#12 posted 372 days ago

super cool

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Steve

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#13 posted 372 days ago

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 - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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#14 posted 372 days ago

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

-- Nicky

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#15 posted 372 days ago

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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