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Large Log Cabin Birdfeeder

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Project by threeoaks posted 07-06-2009 10:27 PM 2126 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large log cabin birdfeeder I built to scale (1”=1’). The cabin measures 2’ x 4’ with a 1’ wrap around covered porch which makes the overall dimensions 4’ x 6’. The feeder is mounted aprox. 6’ off the ground on a real cherry tree base I had to cut due to disease. As you can see by the pictures, I added exposed posts, beams & rafters. All the lumber was recycled from 100 year old rough sawn pine siding I renoved from a remodeling project. The roof was made with corrugated galvanized steel. The upper most roof section comes off so that an entire 50 lb. sack of birdseed can be poured in. There is a hopper inside that allows the seed to funnel to slots at the base around the cabin into the porch section. Thanks for looking.



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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-06-2009 11:03 PM

Really great looking feeder.With 50lb of birdseed the squirrels here wouldn’t stop day or night till it was all buried somewhere. (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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mtkate

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posted 07-07-2009 05:55 AM

I keep clicking on this link because I am so impressed. Any problems with squirrels and other non-avian beasts getting at the goods?

-- Zone 4a or 4b... depending on where you are standing!

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Penny

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 07-07-2009 06:59 AM

That is so nice, well done!

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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jroot

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posted 07-07-2009 07:14 AM

This is GORGEOUS.

Gorgeous photo, and wonderful construction. I love the fact that you did it to scale.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Cynthia

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posted 07-07-2009 11:14 AM

What a great birdfeeder! What type of birds have visited so far?

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Iris43

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posted 07-07-2009 07:19 PM

A very handsome bird feeder. Like jroot, I admire the construction. Do you have flocks of birds visit it?

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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threeoaks

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posted 07-07-2009 11:16 PM

Thanks all for your nice comments. Answers to questions below:

Any problems with squirrels and other non-avian beasts getting at the goods?
We have squirrels and I usually spread some corn around to keep them from eating all the birdseed. We have black bears around the property and we really haven’t had any problems so far with them.

What type of birds have visited so far?
We have lots of Cardinals, Song Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird. European Starling, American Goldfinch, Barn Swallow

Do you have flocks of birds visit it?
Actually, during migrating season, we have many flocks stop over for lunch & dinner.

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mtkate

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hardiness zone 4

posted 07-08-2009 05:52 AM

aha. So you feed the squirrels. When you can’t beat them, join them!

-- Zone 4a or 4b... depending on where you are standing!

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mario1360

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posted 07-10-2009 09:17 AM

remarkable, beautiful….

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-13-2009 03:37 PM

LOVE IT!!!!! Fantastic job!!! Lucky birds!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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winecountrywhimsy

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posted 07-13-2009 07:29 PM

Is there any way to keep cats away from it?

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 07-15-2009 06:17 PM

“extreme” birdfeeder :)
Absolutely amazing

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 07-17-2009 10:40 AM

Almost passes as an old barn with all that post and pillar beam construction.. ;)

Nice work. :)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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