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I made this saloon-style bird feeder from two 6-foot fence boards that were 5.5" wide. I read that pressure-treated boards might be harmful to our feathered friends, so I used untreated boards. It has three bar stools and wooden bottles on the bar. The top has a hinge so you can open it to add the bird seed. This is a quick and easy project that can be done in a day or two. You can also use this design for other themes, such as an ice cream shop, lemonade stand, coffee shop, etc.

Click here to watch my video of this project!

Cut list using 5.5" wide boards:
Two 18" pieces glued together for the back
Two 2" x 13.5" sides with 10 degree angle on one end
One 11" bottom piece
One 11" top piece with 10 degree bevel along one long side
One 4" x 9.5" piece for the bar.
Three 3/4" dowels and 2" squares for the bar stools

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Very COOL Feeder. Will have to make me one. Also, you're YouTube Video is GREAT.
 

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Two things never get enough respect:
1. Saloon's
2. Black and Decker skil saws

Nice video and feeder…............................
 

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Where the hell did you get the idea of making this?
If my wife is going to see this, i'll have to make one or two,...
Great stylish bird feeder ever!
 

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Cool idea
 

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Definitely like it. Shows imagination.
 

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Awesome job (and creativity) Steve! i know what I'm building this weekend…thanks for the great idea!
 

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Sweet bird feeder Steve. Good job.
 

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I'm making one, nice job and thanks for the post, video and cut list.
 

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Way too cool! I'm going to have to make a couple of these. Thanks for posting the link to the video.
 

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Whimsical, in a word-nicely done.
 

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super cool
 

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Thanks everybody! You can also use this design for other themes, such as an ice cream shop, lemonade stand, coffee shop, etc.
 

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Great project. Most unique bird feeder I've seen.
 

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That is awesome, and your youtube video was excellent. I gotta ask though, how did you cut and shape the bottles? I may have to try making one of these, but I think I might cut my fingers off. Not good at small parts!
 

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Thanks! Good question! I cut the bottles from scrap on my bandsaw. I held the opposite end of the board and cut down one side of the bottle, then down the other side, then cut across the bottom of the bottle to separate it from the board. No need to get your hands near a blade. Then I used a sanding drum to shape them. I forgot to record that part. Maybe I'll do a follow up video with that and shots of birds on the feeder.
 

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what do you do about squirrels etc?

edit: really neat. I want to replicate it but the 4 legged critters around here would rob the place blind.
 

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I don't do anything about the squirrels. They are welcome at my saloon. I like watching the squirrels more than birds anyway. Hope to catch them on video too.
 

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Steve, I've got to add to my prior post "Love the very end of your video". made my wife come in the computer room to watch it. You are a hoot (just had to say that) :) :)
 
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