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Cricket

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147 days ago

As some of you already know, I absolutely love bird feeders and houses.

I would love to know how many of you have made one?

Will you share some pictures of some you have done?

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The Box Whisperer

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#1 posted 147 days ago

I wish I still had the pictures, but one of my first projects was a 1 board bird feeder. I made it out of cedar, and I seem to remember chickadees needing a 1 1/8th inch hole. Sorry for the no pics :(

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 147 days ago

If this is too much for this website then I apologize! This was literally the only pic I could find of the bird feeder. Please pardon the body art ;)

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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RussellAP

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#3 posted 147 days ago

I made these a couple years ago to put out in my perennial garden. Still look new even after 2 winters and a summer.

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TravisH

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#4 posted 147 days ago

I have made suet feeders a few years ago. From plans from one of the usual grocery store wood magazines. One of those easy projects to give as gifts that actually might get used (or hung in the garage if given to my in laws).

The kids have made birdhouses in scouts using the cedar fence picket plans.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 147 days ago

Not I, but check out LJ John and his extreme birdhouses. I don’t think they get much better than him.

-- 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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skiler

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#6 posted 147 days ago

I made this one several years ago. It doesn’t look quite as good now but the birds like it.

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 147 days ago

Well,,, since you asked…
Here’s just a FEW of the several hundred I made and gave away.

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dhazelton

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#8 posted 147 days ago

I don’t have any pics, but I will say that watching birds use your feeders and houses is incredibly satisfying. When you hear ‘peep peep peep’ out of a house and see a little head peak out when mom comes back with a gnat it’s just wonderful. I have some scrap plywood siding and plan on making a couple of bat houses this spring, too. Go simple, natural colors if you paint, don’t put a landing perch on the outside – they don’t need it and it invites squirrels, don’t worry about tight joints, don’t make them too big cuz they have to fill that space with nesting material. Just have fun.

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redryder

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#9 posted 147 days ago

This was my one and only attempt. I’m not a big fan of bird feeders. They seem to attract birds…............

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wseand

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#10 posted 147 days ago

Not very filling but very satisfying.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 147 days ago

I’m not sure this counts? http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31364 Wasps built a nest in it but no birds ;-( I built one for each of the grand kids at the time. I think they have had one or two tenants ;-)

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

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BustedClock

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#12 posted 147 days ago

Hey Whisper, don’t see a thing wrong with the body art. No need to apologize for it.

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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Gixxerjoe04

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#13 posted 147 days ago

Only ones I’ve made but plan on making some different ones come spring, and maybe a bird feeder or 2

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Cricket

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#14 posted 147 days ago

I am so loving seeing all of these! THANK YOU!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 147 days ago

I used to have a bat house but my idiot neighbor shot it with his shotgun claiming they were Vampire Bats. In a unrelated story his F150 never ran again and nobody was able to figure out why….... ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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