Squirrel picnic table

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Project by James Frederick posted 04-04-2020 11:22 PM 851 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our family friend had an additional request for feeding squirrels, not only birdies need to have lunch.

Made from cedar fence pickets (sanded), and has a mounting bracket for the fence post. A golf tee is pin that holds the table in place. I used a plastic mayonnaise jar to hold the peanuts. Should do the trick, knowing squirrels they will quickly figure this out.

I cut 4 1 inch holes in the jar to give them access to peanuts.

The fence picket runs about 5/8 thick by 5 3/8 wide, I sanded the board smooth with the drum sander leaving thickness of 1/2 inch.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#1 posted 04-05-2020 12:08 AM

how cute, thats great and im sure the squirrels are gonna love it too.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-05-2020 01:21 AM

I just read about this new fad today. It’s too funny building the tables for the squirrels

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#3 posted 04-05-2020 03:38 AM

I saw my first squirrel table years ago. It was at my wife’s family reunion with her relation sitting around it. LOL. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 04-05-2020 06:12 AM

Old neighbor guy used to bring a coffee can out with the plastic lid on, and a handful of peanuts in the shell inside. He’d shake that can. His buddies would hear it, and run down where he hand fed them out of the can.

It was something to watch.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 04-05-2020 11:57 AM

Great project! And a good way to use up some cut offs! We live here for 16+ years and this year was the first time seeing squirrels and also robins.
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 04-05-2020 02:25 PM

Now that is a neat little project, will make for some interesting Squirrel viewing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 04-05-2020 03:24 PM

It was fun to make and figure out a mount etc. I am all about helping and sharing. The kids that will be getting these items the squirrel feeder and bird feeders should have fun decorating them and watching the guests come by.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#8 posted 04-05-2020 08:54 PM

HI – would you mind sharing the plans for this project? Would love to know what dimensions you used!

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James Frederick

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#9 posted 04-06-2020 12:20 AM

The whole bench and support are from a 6 inch wide cedar fence picket from HD.

Table top is 5×7
Sub top is 3×5
Bench seats are 2×7 1/2
Seat supports are1/2×1/2×7 1/2
Legal are 4 1/2×7/8 cut at 30 degrees

The fence bracket is 3×7
Bottom support is 2 pieces 1 1/4×3
Top support is 2 pieces 1/2×2 3/8

I included a picture of the bottom of the table and of the mount. Have fun, I sure did.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#10 posted 04-06-2020 01:27 PM

Sorry the bench seat is 2 inch by 7 1/2, all materials were 1/2 thick.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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