Glass Bottle Bird Feeder

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This is a glass bottle bird feeder.

The bottle was a $1 from the local thrift store and is needed first to get the dimension for the rest of the project. I used cypress as the base wood and hard maple as the accent. The hardest part was trying to clamp up that back piece...

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I had to laugh when I saw the increasing amount of clampage! Lovely thing to have in the garden, but I don't think it would stay nice looking in the British weather! Good little movie too.

Pretty nice project!

Suggestions:
Maybe add three tiny bits of wood in 120° angles into the feeding bowl to center the bottleneck and some perches for the birds to land/sit on.

Some small holes in the bottom of the feeding bowl would allow water to drain and prevent rotting of the seeds

I have a more detailed write up here

homefixated.com/glass-bottle-bird-feeder/

You could stop at a local hardware store for the lumber. It shouldn't be very much considering the size is pretty small...

Please tell me there is a plan or drawing and instructions somewhere.

Sorry. I just sort of made it up. Once you get a bottle, you can plan the other dimmensions.

I realy liked the feeder. Neverthless the thing that realy amazed me was the workshop!

There is nothing in that shop that wasn't purchased second hand off craigslist. It's a great way to accumulate good tools.

Where I live I would call that a squirrel feeder.