Home Project Liven Up Your Backyard With This Hand Made Cedar And Acrylic Bird Feeder
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Bird Feeder Lead photo by Vic Tesolin, all others by Jim SInclair, Illustrations by James Provost Designing the PieceThis project is made with dry western red cedar.The red cedar that you get from the building supply center will be wet, which means it takes nails well without splitting.
This, along with cedar's weather resistance makes it great for nailed-together outdoor construction projects such as fences, planters and sheds.However, like any wet wood, when cedar dries, it shrinks.
Whenever I do a project with wet cedar I set aside a couple of nice looking, relatively knot-free pieces to dry in my shop for more refined projects.Once it is dry, cedar is a very soft easily dinted wood, but it works well, and smells wonderful in the shop.
All of the cedar parts except the roof ridge can be cut from a nominal 6" by ¾" cedar board, which my building supply company actually measures about 5 ⅛" by ⅝".The roof ridge blank can be cut from a cedar 2 x 4 or 2 x 2, whatever you have available.
I keep some ¼" clear polycarbonate about the shop to construct custom router bases, jig parts and the like from time...