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Squirrel Feeding Condo

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Project by tkroupa posted 234 days ago 705 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some spare time this weekend while watching football games and drinking a few beers while I was out in my shop and decided to update an old squirrel feeder I made a few years ago. All the material is scrap wood I have laying around the shop.

It measures 12 inches by 22 inches and is about 12 inches tall. I used pocket screws for most of it even the floating picnic table on the side, that turned out pretty nice, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that, but it just came to me as I was messing around with different ways to mount the table on the side. I used a scrap piece of plexi glass for the front window. The based is some glued up pieces of wood I was going to use for something else and it actually worked quite well and is very solid.

The shingels are just remnants of 2×4’s that were cut off from another project I made earlier this year. I decided to leave it natural for now, maybe in the spring or summer I might put a coat of poly on it.

The last picture is the place in our back yard where the condo is attached to our fence in the corner. We, mostly me, have a fun time watching the squirrels go in the feeder and come out and sit and eat the peanuts. My kids think I am nuts, but I have a good time tinkering in my shop. Maybe a bird feeder next.

Little projects first, then this summer some bigger sized projects for the back yard and for my wife.

As always thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972





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davidmackv

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#1 posted 234 days ago

That is pretty cool. I have about 20 squirrels in my backyard, it would be neat to watch them run around in that thing.

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DouginVa

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#2 posted 233 days ago

Target practice! Using a baited trap….good idea.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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tkroupa

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#3 posted 233 days ago

If you have squirrel problems, this would be a great solution. After they find the feeder and they get used to feeding daily, they grab a peanut, and eat it right on the fence or feeder, easy pickings with a bb gun, pellet gun or a .22. I live in the city and can’t do that, but we only have a few of them in the area, so they aren’t a problem yet.

We send the dog outside when we see one, the dog has fun.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 231 days ago

That’s a super feeder. Cool design especially the floating table and shingles. You are spoiling the squirrels. Great job!

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