8 Comments

  1. Scott Clark
    July 17, 2015 @ 11:24 am

    Wouldn’t plywood tend to de-laminate over time outside?

    • Steve Ramsey
      July 17, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

      Probably. The paint will slow it down a little.

  2. Tom
    August 7, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    How do I save to internet so I can print copy to follow with grand kids?

  3. Dyson
    August 11, 2015 @ 4:38 pm

    There is some #34;splashover #34; of bird seed onto the ground when the feeder auto-dispenses. That s just what happens when little lightweight seeds drop a few inches and hit a metal mesh plate; some of the seed is bound to bounce.

  4. Dan Valleskey
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    The roof is on sideways. Use a generous size roof to keep rain from dripping into the feed tray area.

    That uses a lot of wood- why not just run a saw kerf on the inside of the sides, and get some sheet poly to hold the seed. eliminate the bottle, holds more seed. That little bottle, we go through that much seed in less then a day.

    And as mentioned, plywood does not hold up. Use cedar boards, skip the paint and varnish, leave it raw.

  5. hugh o rourke
    June 28, 2017 @ 12:12 am

    hi steve i must say you have a very comprehensive array of ideas everything looks easy when watching someone else doing it keep up the good work . sizes would help a lot thanks

  6. hugh o rourke
    June 28, 2017 @ 12:17 am

    steve i would like to say that your website is brilliant and very helpful me myself would like some dimensions

  7. Peter
    March 3, 2018 @ 4:35 am

    Yes. I’ve built feeders that last pretty well — using treated fence boards, new or recycled deck boards ripped as trim, deck screws, galvanized staples, stainless finish washers, galvanized hardware cloth or window screen stand up well to the elements in SC…except mildew which must be cleaned off semi-annually at least! Steve, I like this design! Thanks for a neat project and easy to follow video.