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Wooden bird feeder

Use a few testpots of Resene Waterborne Woodsman to transform a kitset wooden birdfeeder from drab to fab.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 15

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: a DIY kitset wooden bird feeder, exterior PVA glue, hammer, paintbrush, Resene testpots of Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain in the following colours: Resene Bamboo, Resene Rangitoto and Resene Totem Pole.

To get the look: Mark fixed the bird feeder onto an old weathered fence post with exterior construction glue.

Other ideas: To make the bird feeder blend into the surrounding garden, stain it with a natural brown Resene Waterborne Woodsman stain such as Resene Dark Oak or Resene English Walnut.

Step 1
Step one
Assemble the sides and base of the bird feeder, fixing with nails provided and exterior PVA glue.
Step 2
Step two
Assemble the front and back panels of the bird feeder, as shown.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the inside of the birdfeeder with one coat of Resene Rangitoto.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the underside of the roof panels with one coat of Resene Rangitoto. Leave to dry for 24 hours and apply a second coat of Resene Rangitoto.
Step 5
Step five
Once touch dry, assemble the roof panels, as shown.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the sides of the bird feeder with one coat of Resene Bamboo.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint the underside, front and back panels of the bird feeder with one coat of Resene Bamboo.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint the roof panels with one coat of Resene Totem Pole. Leave to dry for 24 hours and apply a second coat of Resene Bamboo and Resene Totem Pole. Allow 24 hours to dry before positioning birdfeeder outside in the garden.

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