Introduction: Scrap Pile Bird Feeder
An easy way to care for our feathered entertainment
Step 1: History
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
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?
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
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
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