Porch Swing - Bird Feeder

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Project by MNBsr posted 03-31-2014 01:08 AM 8011 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had given me a print-out of a porch swing bird feeder she had found on the internet somewhere a few month back and said she wanted two of them. Well I finally got around to building them for her. It did not take to long but sure did use more wood than I expected and when I bought the hardware from the local hardware store and gave her the bill I think she was as shocked as I was. I used Oak rather than poplar as the plans called for. Plans stated a 30” board at 1/2 Inch thick and one at 1/4” thick. Actually my boards were slightly thicker. I thought I had enough materials to make a second feeder but I did not so I ended up using 2 additional boards.

For most of the construction I used a pin nailer and 5/8” or 1” nails. Finish was just a spray can of clear.

For Plans, Do a Bing Search for: Porch Swing Bird Feeder

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 01:13 AM

I love this! :)

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 01:20 AM

I just signed up for this site and looked at two projects. Am I missing some thing? I don’t see any diagrams or measurements given etc. etc. I guess I was looking for “step by step,” instructions to build these projects.

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 01:31 AM

What a great feeder

Sawsharp – welcome, if you need something just ask the poster

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 02:31 AM

woodworking for meremortals.

-- God is good..All the time

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 01:51 PM

Cool bird feeder! Unique design, well executed. Great and fun to see outdoors with the birds. Great job!

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