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Materials: SOCKER, drill, screws, waterproof sealant

Description: There are a lot of feeders in the RainyDayGarden. While we get plenty of visitors, they were always a bit farther away than we would have liked. We have tossed around ideas of making a feeder which could be placed up close to a window. There are a few builds of such feeders floating around the Web. Some of them look like they work quite well, but they all seem a bit clunky AND more work than we were willing to put into such a project. The ones available for purchase are very nice, but can cost over $100.

IKEA’s Socker greenhouse solved all of those problems in one stroke: unique light airy look, 10-minute DIY from start to finish, $20 overall cost. All the tools needed for this project is a drill, a few screws, and some water-proof sealant.

The basic steps are:

1. Remove one of the front plastic panels
2. Drill some holes in the tray for drainage and mounting screws
3. Mount the tray on the window ledge

See more of the Socker window bird feeder.

~ Wan Chi Lau, Boston