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Gazebo Bird Feeder

This bird feeder will mount directly on to a 4×4 post.

I liked this gazebo bird feeder so much that I gave two out as gifts this past Christmas.  Very easy to install, these feeders are handmade in Pennsylvania and are a welcome addition to your garden.


Gazebo Bird Feeder


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Dimensions: 21″ tall x 12.5″ wide ( flat to flat ).

Bird Feeder Update  – April 10th, 2014

Well, we’ve had our Gazebo Bird Feeder up for 6 years now.  We started with it out near our kids swings and tree house and then moved it up to a corner of our deck.  With it closer to our kitchen windows it is easier for the kids to watch all the different kinds of birds come and go.  I’ve not done any maintenance to bird feeder.  The rain seems to take care of any cleaning on the outside.   The bird feed stays dry except in driving rains.  Even then it is fine as there are drainage holes  In 5 years I think I’ve only plucked out 2 or 3 pieces that sprouted.

I’ve added a couple of updated pictures down below that show the wear and tear of 5 years.   That and some of our regular visitors.


Cardinals in a snow covered Gazebo bird feeder

Even in the dead of Winter the cardinals have a safe, dry place to hang out and eat

Birds on top of the Gazebo bird feeder

The birds even like to jump around on top of the bird feeder.


Gazebo bird feeder with 2 cup seed resevoir

One nice feature is a weather resistant plexiglass tube in the center that holds almost 5 cups of feed to continuously fill the base of the feeder.

Don’t judge a book by its cover. We have all heard this numerous times in our life and yet we still let ourselves be surprised when something is not as it seems. It is that mouth watering piece of moist, dark chocolate cake that, sadly enough, turns out to be some bizarre experiment in carob meets soy paste. Recently it was Aqua Dots, a cool looking toy and craft for small children that has since been recalled because it contains a variation of the date rape drug. Whoops!

Sometimes it is mass produced shutters, many made in China, that are finished with what we assume (and hope!) is a non toxic paint and sold on web sites and in American home centers. Granted they do look nice but then again, what wouldn’t? How many curb appeal type shows have we all seen where they stress putting on fresh coats of paint to hide poor workmanship just to make it easier to sell your home. Because it looks shiny and new doesn’t mean it was made well.

When buying shutters, whether they are for the interior or exterior of your home, spend some time “kicking the tires” so to speak.

Is the wood a solid hardwood or finger jointed drop off?
Is the joinery traditional pegged, mortise and tenon or do they cut corners by using dowels and screws?
Are the operable louver self balancing so they stay in any position you place them or do they rely on a mechanical tension screw that you need to adjust every time the humidity in your home changes?
Do the fixed louvers and panels float to allow for expansion and contraction?
Are the operable louvers attached with solid brass screw eyes that cannot fall out or do they use staples that will, sooner or later, fail?

Really, the idea is to try to learn as much as you can about your shutters before you buy them. Get samples from each company and compare. Does the shutter feel substantial in your hands or are you afraid that one good sneeze might tear it apart? Look behind that pretty white paint and golden oak stain and see for yourself whether your shutter is really a shutter, or is it just a lemon.

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