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Time to make a biird feeder...

Current plastic one is done... can't keep the feed dry where the birds feed from. Looking for ideas as what wood to use, currently have red oak, poplar, hard maple in shop. What type of plastic is used and how to cut to make the panes. Anyone want to share photos or plans?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2020, 12:32 PM
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A search on the 'Net will have more plans than you can shake two sticks at. Plastic will deteriorate over time so I wouldn't use it. You already have seen this. We have three birdhouses around the house and they are all wood.

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Red cedar weathers well.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-14-2020, 11:13 PM
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Any sort of plexiglass will work fine if you want windows, any hardware store should have it. Works easily with any power saw or other woodworking tools.

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if you want small windows, cut up a big bottle of soda pop,
look in the kitchen at all the clear plastic bottles you have
that can be cut with plain scissors.
if you want really flat panes, put the plastic in a hot oven
on parchment paper until it goes flat. remove and cool.
or - staple the plastic to the inside of the wood frame before assembly.
as Mark mentioned above, plexiglass can be easily removed for cleaning.

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