Post Feeder (Cedar & Treated Wood)

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Project by pinebarron72 posted 05-05-2011 08:15 PM 2842 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this post feeder out of left over cedar tongue/groove planks and treated deck boards. Fun easy project that can be completed in about two or three afternoon in in the shop. Birds love the feeder, especially when it is full of black oil seeds. Keeping the squirrels off is another story.

-- I Like Saw Dust---Matt Simmons

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 08:52 PM

Very nice. The squirrels in my yard would think they’d died and gone to squirrel heaven if I stuck that in the ground.

-- Romney

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 01:29 AM

Good idea, consider it copied! And the cedar is at least reasonably priced.

thanks for posting.

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 04:34 AM

Do you just fill the center up from the top I’m guessing? How much does it cost? For the squirrels you could build an upside down cone out of metal on the post so they can’t climb up it.

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 04:32 PM

The closer to the house the feeder is the better. The squirrels are not sure about the house so they may shy away. I fill it from the top, and usually only fill it half way because by the time the squirrels find out their is seed in the post feeder the birds have most of it eaten already. In the summer when I am home from school I will fill it up all the way, the birds are fine with me being in the yard but the squirrels are not!

Thanks guys for the nice comments—-

I have made many of these things, I cut down the height to 5 ft tall for different Christmas gifts and such!!!! The shorter the feeder is the less seed it takes (cheaper) and the more you can do to keep the squirrels off! The 5/4 deck boards are cheap and easy to work with, Just cut the round edge off and make a post.

-- I Like Saw Dust---Matt Simmons

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 04:36 PM

Awesome! I’m actually planning on building something similar soon. Thanks for the motivation!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-17-2011 02:30 PM

Make sure when yopu make a lid or top for the post feeder, you secure it in some way. Its does not take long for squirrel’s to take the top off and dive in for the food! One of these days I will trap a squirrel in their, that would be fun!

-- I Like Saw Dust---Matt Simmons

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