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Cedar Birdhouse

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Project by newbirdhunter posted 348 days ago 889 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this birdhouse out of cedar and lexan. Roof was spray-painted black and attached to inner posts. To fill the feeder, lift off the roof. Finished feeder sits on a 5ft galvanized pipe. We can’t fill the thing fast enough; have seen blue jays and cardinals as well as squirrels (only once) and rabbits. Great little project to do with the kids or, in my case, you elderly mom. Enjoy!

Plans are here.





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 348 days ago

Very nice looking feeder.

-- Chris K

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SteveW

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#2 posted 348 days ago

Nice looking design. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the link to the build plans.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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TDominy

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#3 posted 347 days ago

Nice job! I just built the same bird feeder, but I changed the top to a gable roof.
Works very well but had an unintended consequence.

The feeder brought the birds and squirrels.
The squirrels kick the feed on to the ground.
This brings the rabbits.
The squirrels and rabbits brought the Bobcat.
We now have a lot fewer squirrels and rabbits.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 347 days ago

Stellar job on the bird feeder…..I enjoy feeding and watching the wild birds as I have coffee in the mornings in our sunroom….We have Cardinals, fenches (red and yellow), tufted titmouses, wrens, woodpeckers, jays, and of course hummers around their feeders…..The birds can pull some antics sometimes….amd the hummers zip around and chase each other, and the Ruby Throated are the meanest…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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newbirdhunter

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#5 posted 347 days ago

thanks for the kind words, folks.

@SteveW, you’re welcomed for the plans. i’m just starting out and really need plans to work from.

@Rick, we are really enjoying the simple pleasure of bird watching. Can’t tell a Cardinal from a Finch yet but that will come over time.

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 344 days ago

Great looking and well crafted feeder! Great design and build. A great addition to the garden.

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