Upcycled Old Rake Birdfeeder

August 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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An old, rusty rake becomes a bird perch and feeder.
An old, rusty rake becomes a bird perch and feeder.

An old, rusty rake becomes a bird perch and feeder.

I cut and flattened an antique tin canister for the artwork on the back.  Some numbers from an old license plate make the "73".  A metal star from a napkin ring sits up top. And some brass letter stencils came together to spell "FOOD".  I painted some galvanized sheet metal red and soldered it to the brass stencils.  Then I scratched the paint up to make it more uniform with the rest of the stuff.  The only thing that remained was bending a few of the prongs to make perches and the outer two to hold up the feeder trough.  Now if I can just keep the squirrels out of it!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, industrial, porch, sunroom, rusty, stencils, outdoors, silver, birds, feeder, garden art, chicken, star, numbers, bird, tin, rake, license plate, trough, brass, crimson

Comments (2)

gadgetsponge writes: Thank you very much! I'm glad you're confused on which is your favorite! Posted: 11:04 am on August 2nd
makinthemostofit writes: Oh my goodness! I love them....I'm not sure which one I like the most...maybe the copper canister....well maybe the vintage electric coffee pot...oh I can't make up my mind. I am very impressed! Posted: 10:28 am on August 2nd
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