Repurposed Vent/Exhaust Hood Bird Feeder

March 26th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
4 users recommend

I picked up a small lot of old galvanized vent hoods from a  friend and knew immediately I was going to make bird feeders with them.  Here's the first one.   I modified the base with crescent holes for the feed to slowly flow out of.  On top I cut a hole and soldered a key ring on it as a cuff.  An old glass fuse fit the hole perfectly to keep rain out.  This setup allows the new owner to refill the feeder without having to take apart the whole piece.   Last was choosing the color.  I painted the "roof" and matched it with a vintage porcelain/enamel plate that I attached modified furniture medallions onto for perches. 
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
posted in: member junk, furniture, glass, red, feeder, Bird feeder, porcelain, recycled, upcycled, repurposed, birds, key ring, bird, plate, vent, enamel, cap, Hood, roof, fuse, weather, galvanized, medallions

Comments (6)

TinTinJunkFan writes: What little bird wouldn't want to dine at this fabulous spot?!!
Another creative masterpiece! Posted: 5:51 am on March 29th
suewhitney writes: It seriously does make a better birdfeeder. Love it, Brian!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:51 am on March 28th
georgiamoon writes: Brian the details on this piece are amazing. Am I stating to sound like a broken record here? I can't get enough of your creations. They are all so different but still the same attention to details and inventive use of materials. Another fantastic project pulled out of the junkpile!
Georgia Posted: 7:02 am on March 27th
MakinItHappen writes: Genius! I love this so much. Posted: 6:01 am on March 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Jim! Posted: 5:31 am on March 27th
JunkArchitect writes: My Gawd...this thing makes a better bird feeder than a vent hood! Love the red finish too. Great repurpose, Brian!

Posted: 4:43 am on March 27th
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