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Bird table on the gothic side

How I built bird table, from scrap piece of woods.

In this post I will talk about how I built a bird table.

We leave in England. The custom in the UK is to feed birds during the winter time.

Last winter our bird table die on us. There is no better incentive for me to do DIY along the house, then my wife threaten to buy a new stuff or to order a trades man.

So I pick up wood left- over from the box, draw some plans on my computer and piece together a bird table. I use exterior grade glue, non ferrous nails and galvanised screw.

Originally I didn’t bother with dimensions on the drawings, I simply print them. Then I glue the paper on the wood and cut it with my band saw.

When all the part been cut, I glue together the facade elements including the skirting elements . I then glue them to form the walls. When it dry I glue the parts mark on the drawings as Part O (Make sure to drill it prior to gluing).

Now go and glue the roof beams. Use glue and thin non ferrous nails. Push the nails from the external side of the wall to secure the beams.

Glue and nail the roof cover elements (not the lead ridge cover).

Glue and screw together the four element comprising (parts L & M) the ground post bracket.

Glue the wavy like skirting to the base.

When all parts are dry paint it, first with appropriate primer paint and then with at least three covers of exterior wood paint of your choice.

Cut piece of code 4 or less of lead (shape to your liking) in the length of the roof plus 3mm overhang on both sides, and secure it with small non ferrous nails.

Now you can fix all the elements, first attached the bracket to the base and then attached the house to it.

Drive a 100mm dia treated post in to the ground. Overall height from ground to top of base need to be around 1200mm.

When the bird table snugly fit in the bracket drill two holes and secure it to the post with two bolts.

Spread some bird food and her you go.

bird table  bird table

As you can see its turn to be gothic to some degree.



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