Bird block pergola

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Project by tucsoncyclist posted 08-14-2011 09:14 PM 1293 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went to the bird store yesterday to pick up supplies. They had pergola’s for the bird blocks, but they were in the $70 range. I knew there was a stack of alder sitting in the garage waiting to be turned into some cabinets so I decided to make it myself.

Made from western red alder. Has locking miter corners. I cut both of them the same so the corners would have a relief. The rest is assembled with pocket screws. Overall dimension are 19”w x 14”d x 16”h. Has natural stain and will receive a spray coat of poly.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 03:43 PM

That’s a neat thing…. didn’t know they made them. Very smart to make your own instead of shelling out the $70. Is that just a block of ‘bird seed’ glued up?

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 04:41 PM

It’s a block of seed glued with cane molasses. It is supposed to attract quail and roadrunners. In theory, the shade will keep it from melting in the summer sun.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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