Dovecote, bird feeder station

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Project by rilanda posted 09-11-2012 07:26 PM 1530 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bird feeding station is made entirely of treated pine with a copper roof. Made a few years ago for my daughters mother-in-law who lives in Mablethorpe Lincolnshire. Being on the East coast she is visited quite frequently with a large number and variety of birds, so I made her this feeding station. It stands about 8 feet tall and is hexagon shaped, it has an internal middle floor with six landing platforms one to each side. It is completely open to allow for cleaning. The roof is made from an old copper water cylinder that was cut up into panels and the edges were then brazed back together, this then fits over a ply panel constructed roof. The finial on the top is a piece of Iroko, turned to shape a finished with a gold lacquer. The bird house received 1coat external quality primer; 1 coat of external undercoat and 2 coats of external quality gloss paint. the bird house is attached to the 3” square treated supporting post with wood brackets and the whole thing is fixed into the earth using a 30” long steel post insert, the post bolted into this insert
The bird table is in constant use by the local bird population, the doves using it regularly for overnight roosting. I also made a very similar one for my own garden and that is frequently used by the local birds.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 08:25 PM

This is a great project! Keep up the good work!


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#2 posted 09-11-2012 09:34 PM

Super nice bird feeder Bill. Every thing you do seems to be above average and I appreciate that. I have learned a great deal from you and as always appreciate all the details for us guys that are just getting started in this type wood working.
Hope all is well with you and family.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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