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Project by Glyn001 posted 10-27-2021 12:26 PM 679 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bird table for my daughter after she saw the birds in my garden and said how nice it was to see all the birds feeding.
When I started this project I didn’t have any plans to follow. I just looked at lots and lots of Japanese style pictures of bird tables so that I could build up a picture of how I wanted it to look. I then set about making a full size 3D template from card which I stuck together with tape. I was able to make adjustments to the size and then measure the angles and when I was happy with the size I dismantled the template and used it to cut out the various sections. I used English Oak for the curves and cedar for the roof. I used a combination of dowels and biscuit joints to hold it together and weatherproofed the undersides of the roof with silicon sealant. Finally I gave the bird table four coats of Protek’s wood seal and protect to complete the project.

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com





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#1 posted 10-27-2021 01:26 PM

Looks great, bet birds like it too

-- Ron

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#2 posted 10-27-2021 02:17 PM

That will look great even when the birds are not there. Nice job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 10-27-2021 03:58 PM

very well done… Great looking addition to a backyard and birds are fun to watch..

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 10-27-2021 04:27 PM

Wow, that’s dining in style! Well done!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 10-27-2021 04:49 PM

Really like that, nice work.

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#6 posted 10-27-2021 05:45 PM

Great work. I appreciate your interpretation of Japanese design.

Where’s the birds? :-)

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 10-27-2021 11:50 PM

High-end look! I like your design and construction.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 10-28-2021 12:19 AM

That is a nice looking bird feeder, I really like the style. You nailed it

-- Eric, building the dream

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Glyn001

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#9 posted 10-29-2021 05:03 PM



Looks great, bet birds like it too

- 987Ron


The birds took awhile to find the food but there has been a lot of activity this week. Mainly pigeons at the moment.

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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Glyn001

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#10 posted 10-29-2021 05:04 PM



That will look great even when the birds are not there. Nice job!

- sras


Thanks

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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Glyn001

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#11 posted 10-29-2021 05:06 PM



very well done… Great looking addition to a backyard and birds are fun to watch..

- PaulDoug


It took awhile but the birds have now found it and it has been quite busy this week. Time to buy more food

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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Glyn001

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#12 posted 10-29-2021 05:06 PM



That is a nice looking bird feeder, I really like the style. You nailed it

- Eric


Thanks

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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Glyn001

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#13 posted 10-29-2021 05:09 PM



Great work. I appreciate your interpretation of Japanese design.

Where’s the birds? :-)

- James E McIntyre


When I took these pictures it had no food in the bowl. It took awhile but the birds have found it now.

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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Glyn001

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#14 posted 10-29-2021 05:10 PM



That is a nice looking bird feeder, I really like the style. You nailed it

- Eric


Thanks

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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Glyn001

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#15 posted 10-29-2021 05:12 PM



That is a nice looking bird feeder, I really like the style. You nailed it

- Eric


Thanks

-- Glyn, Ipswich Suffolk UK http://www.worldunderglass.com

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