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Feeding table

Keep your feathered friends happy with this easy-to-make bird feeding table.

How to build a bird feeding table

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 85

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 1.5m fence paling, 50mm x 25mm timber (approx 1.8m), 100mm x 75mm x 1200mm treated timber, 65mm exterior screws, paint stirrer, paintbrush, pencil, Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Grey Green, sandpaper, saw, screwdriver, tape measure.

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Soft Apple.

Other ideas: For a rich red effect stain the feeding table with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Japanese Maple.

Step 1
Step one
Measure and mark three 450mm lengths of fence paling.
Step 2
Step two
Cut the lenghts to size
Step 3
Step three
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 4
Step four
From the 50mm x 25mm timber, measure, mark and cut two lengths at 470mm and two lengths at 410mm. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 5
Step five
From the 50mm x 25mm timber, measure, mark and cut two lengths at 470mm and two lengths at 410mm. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 6
Step six
Position the remaining piece of timber in the centre of the table top, as shown, and fix from underneath with screws driven in at an angle.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Grey Green.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Grey Green to the feeding table, allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second.

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