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Upcycled frame birdfeeder


From NZ Gardener magazine

Rose Hughes comes up with the picture perfect project for bird lovers.

You will need: Ornate frame (mine, which I found on trade Me measures 37cm x 24cm), Wood glue, 1m - 40mm x 10mm pine strip, plastic containers (mine were 90mm x 60mm x 60mm deep), sandpaper, nails/hole punch, 20mm screws, chain for hanging, skill saw/hand saw, Resene Quick Dry Primer, test pots & brushes.

Cutting lists: Seed holder: 2 x 200mm, 2 x 75mm, 1 x 55mm.

Cost: $35 excluding paint.

Step 1 Step one
Renovate the frame as required. Remove any glass, images and backing board. Here, I needed to re-glue the joins and repair some of the ornate edges with filler. Clamp and allow to dry.
Step 2 Step two
Create a seed holder by measuring the plastic containers and building a frame. Glue and nail together, hole punch the nail heads, fill and allow to dry. Sand well.
Step 3 Step three
Undercoat both pieces with Resene Quick Dry Primer. Top coat in your chosen colour once dry.
Step 4 Step four
Cut the chain to length and attach. Angle screw the seed holder to the back of the frame. Fill the containers with seed or seed and water
Birds in the feeder Closeup of bird feeder
Birds in the frame Front of birdfeeder
Back of the bird feeder Back of birdfeeder

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