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I decided to make Yet Another BirdFeeder

This is a platform feeder, it's probably my favorite type, popular with ground feeding birds, and less risk of seed spoilage than a hopper feeder.

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Step 1: What you are going to need

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You'll need a piece of wood, you can see I used the back from the bronze trophy I made the other feeder out of, however you could cut a custom shape out of poplar, or use an old window or picture frame. Also you'll need to cut some wood splines, some window screening, finish, glue, chain, screw eyes, etc, etc.
Hey cool Idea, might I suggest using an old toilet seat. That way you would not have to cut out the center.
Tool Using Animal (author)  handydave9376 years ago
That's a really cool idea, I'm replacing one soon, I'll post it if I make it.
haha i like how you called it yet another bird feeder!
rplatter8 years ago
I agree with jongscx. Hot pepper powder works great. Birds don't notice it and squirrels don't touch it more than once. However the screened bottom may limit the effectiveness of a powder application.
Jesus105558 years ago
Its Very Nice
thanks Jesus
tradergordo8 years ago
Looks great. Now can you make it squirel proof? :)
Tool Using Animal (author)  tradergordo8 years ago
the easiest way to make it squirrel proof is to only feed safflower seed, squirrels don't find it palatable.
Really?!? Sunflower seeds are what I use in my live trap and I've caught about ten in the past year.
Tool Using Animal (author)  Lls8 years ago
SAFflower not SUNflower
as well as add hot pepper powder. Birds don't have taste buds... but squirrels do... *heh heh heh... * and it adds vitamin A or D to it, which birds would find useful, i guess...