Cedar Bird Feeder

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Project by verc posted 03-22-2010 08:27 PM 1718 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the third one of these I’ve made this Winter. They are made from Western Red Cedar from Menards that I plane down. I don’t put anything on them but let them age in the weather. An old timer told me to never put finishes on bird feeders and houses because the birds like them better that way. He must be right because there’s always some birds at the one I have mounted on a post in the front yard. The top lifts off for filling and is held on with velcro.

-- John, UP of Michigan

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 09:07 PM

Now that’s a nice bird condo.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 09:10 PM

very nice work I only wish mine were as nice. how tall and wide is your house?

-- wooley

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 09:10 PM

niice feeder
well done
but how does is work
a detal from inside wooood bee nice =pictures


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#4 posted 03-22-2010 10:53 PM

The body of the feeder is 15 inches tall and 7 wide. It is eight sided. The window/feeding ports have a piece of clear plexiglass covering all but about a half inch on the bottom so the seeds don’t fall out. I have put partitions on the inside so you can put different seeds on various sides, but this one is open.

-- John, UP of Michigan

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 11:10 PM

thank´s for the info
when you said the magic word plexiglass
I know how it was working stupid me
but never the less it´s a lot niicer than
those in plastick my wife buy every year


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#6 posted 03-23-2010 02:49 AM

I have made three of these. They are a huge amount of work. I no longer have the table saw that the jigs were made for and I am not very ambitious about remaking the jigs for my new table saw. I kept 2 feeders and gave one to my dad. No one wants to pay you for the amount of labor that goes into one. I have had the plans for a very long time. I believe the man that came up with the design has passed away.

Job well done.

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