Bird Feeder

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Project by sylinen posted 01-05-2014 10:29 PM 1057 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The twenty year old bird feeder that the house came with finally surrendered to the squirrels. Mother wanted a replacement, so I made it a Christmas present. Not the finest work, but should hold up. Pressure treated structure with copper sheet over a plywood roof panel. Got one of those fancy fence caps from Lowes to finish the top.

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 11:06 PM

Usually the squirrels dont care if it’s a fancy feeder or an old hubcap… but this one is NICE!
And should last a long time to boot!

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 12:15 AM

That is awesome! Love the copper roof. You must have first class birds to deserve that ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 01:02 AM

Great looking feeder, I really like the storage tube in the middle. I just hope the copper thieves don’t see it.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 04:58 PM

Very fancy bird feeder, cool design and the copper roof set it off. Great job!

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 02:56 AM

Beautiful bird feeder. Do you have any trouble with squirrels helping themselves to the seed? I used to and almost gave up feeding the birds, then I discovered vinyl 4.125×4.125” white fence post that will receive a 4” x 4” post. Squirrels can’t climb up the post because the girth is greater than their little paws will reach. I am now building a bird feeding resort that won’t accommodate squirrels [hehehehe].

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 03:05 AM

Unfortunately, the squirrels here have ample access from the bushes and pergola nearby, so a bigger post wouldn’t have too much of an effect. But, we like watching the squirrels too, and so does the dog, so it works out alright. Good luck with your feeder.

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