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Bird Feeder The ChallengeMy woodworking skills have been put to the test many times by clients with unusual requests for custom projects, but my latest challenge came from a very unexpected source, my 10-year-old daughter's G*rl Guide troop.
My assignment was to design a simple project that could be completed in an evening by 9 to 12 year old kids with absolutely no woodworking skills - not an easy task to say the least.After considering my options I decided it was best to keep it simple and go with a traditional style bird feeder.
I got down to work designing a version that would be both easy and economical for the kids to build.I made sure that all the parts were no more than 5' wide so I could use standard cedar fence boards for the material.
Cedar is a good lumber choice for outdoor projects and the fence boards are both easy to find and inexpensive.To avoid waste be selective when buying your lumber - pass on any boards that are split or have loose knots.
After completing the prototype I realized that there would not be enough time at the meeting for the kids to both cut out...