Laura and I love to eat dinner, look out the slider, and watch the birds. We have a pair of suet feeders and a large generic bird seed feeder. Until a little while ago we had a thistle seed feeder for the gold finches, but the silly sock feeder was dropping more seed than it was holding.
I took the sock down and visited the local box stores hoping for a smaller thistle feeder. No dice. Everything was either really cheap plastic or way too big for our liking.
Then it struck me: I've made two different bird feeders in the past, why not a third?
I did a google image search and found this dandy (on the right):
I already had leftover screen and cedar from another project. I went down to the workshop and an hour later I came back up with a new feeder (on the left).
It's now hanging in the backyard near the other feeders and fountain.
Best thing about the project was that everything I used to make the feeder I already had somewhere in the workshop.