Introduction: Scrap Pile Bird Feeder

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An easy way to care for our feathered entertainment

Step 1: History

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A while ago while out curb mining https://www.instructables.com/id/Mining-for-suburban-gold/ I found a really neat looking 2 tiered tray that was unfortunately missing a leg.  Hung in the yard and filled with bird seed it had a new life and has been attracting a myriad of birds, in fact, probably too many birds and the cardinals tend to chase the smaller birds away so it was back to the possibilium pile to see what I could come up with.

Step 2: What I Found

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I came up with a 3 light chandelier kind of thing and the poles from 2 floor lamps as well as some extra pieces from my lamp bucket, I also dug out a garden hook

Step 3: Take It Apart or Not?

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I was undecided if I wanted to take the lamp parts out or not but decided to strip it down

Step 4: Here Birdy Birdy

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I put the "cups" back on and used a long threaded tube from inside a lamp to give me some room to hang from the hook and finished with a quick coat of paint. The floor lamp base wasn't sturdy enough but with a couple of additional pieces from another lamp driven into the ground all I needed to do was add in some seed

Comments

Cairnz (author)2015-10-30

Great use of materials, wish I could find a similar chandelier to feed my birds with!

l8nite (author)Cairnz2015-11-01

thank you! I find similar items on the trash all the time

dpinmt (author)2014-07-17

Love the thoughtful recycling!! Keep up the good work.

l8nite (author)dpinmt2014-07-18

thank you DP

sunshiine (author)2013-03-11

I love it! I like it better that what one might buy! thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine

l8nite (author)sunshiine2013-03-11

thank you sunshine, I was appalled at the prices for bird feeders at a nationwide big stores garden department during a recent browse and they are so "NORMAL"

sunshiine (author)l8nite2013-03-11

I totally agree! Making things like this is cheaper and more rewarding!

porcupinemamma (author)2013-03-11

10/10 very cool

l8nite (author)porcupinemamma2013-03-11

thank you, I like being a little different

Kiteman (author)2013-03-11

Nice job!

l8nite (author)Kiteman2013-03-11

thank you, the birds seem to appreciate it ( at least when it has seed in it)

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