The Minimalist Bird House & Feeder
Designed to fit a standard Bamboo Post - check for pole diameter on file names
A simple design that can be easily installed on any pole. This is built for Bamboo posts but can easily work elsewhere. I am using it for bird seed so that my dog has more animals to "protect" the house from.
In my garden I put a bamboo post into the dirt and glued the bird house onto the top. Half way down the post I installed the feeder, which should attract birds to the house above. I can't promise birds wanting to stay there though.
All parts are designed to print without supports. 45 degree angles are easily printed by most printers. If you have trouble with a 45 degree overhang then slow down your print and add a small fan to your nozzle area on your printer.
- Any plastic to print with. Most plastics will work great. If you have some heavy birds you might want to use something stronger? Try PLA first and see what happens.
- Epoxy or adequate glue to hold the house and feeder to the pole.
- if you're not using epoxy/glue then use M5 Bolts/Nuts to span the diameter of your parts (45mm diameter estimate).
Measure your post size - There are three options: 30mm, 35mm, 40mm.
Depending on your post size you can choose from these three options. If you need something else just leave a comment and I'll see what I can do. Just choose the closest diameter version to your post. 5mm should be a find variable when clamping onto a post.
Screw Size - This is designed for a 5mm bolt and nut. Add around 6mm of length to the diameter of your post to get the bolt length.
Drainage - If you want you can drill a hole or two into the bottom of the seed dish to allow water to drain out. Keep those seeds dry or you will see them sprout in water which the birds don't like.
Post some pictures of it in action!
Enjoy and thanks for printing.