Fun, Simple BirdFeeder

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Project by KimAccurso posted 01-03-2019 11:42 PM 1638 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this plan in a Family Handyman email, thought it was too cute to pass up. The plan had a tequila bottle and margarita glass but seeing has how tequila just simply does not agree with me, I opted for my go-to and even tho I do not drink martinis, saw the glass fitting for the vodka bottle. I customized it to the size of the bottle and glass I had to work with. I had the pieces dry fitted together and a friend stopped by and saw it and just had to have it for a relative of her’s for Christmas. Ok, no problem! I asked her what colors she would like it painted and these matched the porch furniture pillows the recipient has. The ‘bar stools’ are dowels with Absolute bottle caps epoxied on (yeah, had to empty 2 more bottles for that!). It’s put together with Titebond III and Kreg screws and some wood screws. Many coats of paint with a Spar-Urethane top coat. The bottle can be removed to fill with birdseed which fills up the martini glass, but is held securely in place by the corbels. It is all made from pine. The martini glass is held in place with mirror clips. Not sure how it will hold up over time outside but guess we’ll see! I’d like to build a few more == cheers! A fun build. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Tom Regnier

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#1 posted 01-04-2019 09:46 AM

The vodka bottle and martini glass was a great choice and those bar stools are crazy cool!

List of materials: pine boards, dowels, paint…and 3 bottles of vodka….pure genius Kim!

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 01:01 PM

The vodka bottle and martini glass was a great choice and those bar stools are crazy cool!

List of materials: pine boards, dowels, paint…and 3 bottles of vodka….pure genius Kim!

- Tom Regnier

Thanks Tom – rule of thumb (or to keep thumbs) – no saw usage after vodka consumption LOL :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#3 posted 01-04-2019 01:43 PM

Very clever. May have to make one, with slight variations for my preferred beverage.

-- Ron, Montana

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 01-04-2019 04:14 PM

Set ‘em up, birdie!! Nice feeder.. looks like bar stools!!

Chers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 01-04-2019 04:56 PM


Birds will be disappointed at the DRY feed!

Neat project.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 01-04-2019 05:42 PM

Stellar job on the bird feeder…..Unique design, I must say…..great job….The birds will thank you for feeding them, and return often to eat…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#7 posted 01-04-2019 05:44 PM

What a fun project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 01-04-2019 06:14 PM

That’s pretty awesome :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#9 posted 01-05-2019 12:57 PM

Looks very nice…yet so efficient.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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