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« on: December 22, 2005 01:11:45 PM »

I'm getting a set of old hubcaps and I'd love to make some (or maybe just one) bird feeder out of them.  They are domed and plain so I think they would work perfectly, however, they are a little old and inside they are a little rusty. 

So here is my question.  Once I scrub them as clean as possible should I cover the inside with something like polyurathane or something to seal it?  I don't want the little birdies to get sick, but I have found some sites in which people stated that they just washed them out and hung them.  Is it ok to do that?

Also, I'm not sure whether I should make a dome for the top to protect the seeds from rain, or would drain holes be fine?  We don't get much rain here, but sometimes when we do it comes a gully washer.  I'm not worried about squirrels because we don't have any where I live, so the dome would pretty much be an option, not a necessity.  I guess I'm wondering which would look better?

I'm going to make some sort of hook thing to hang them from our chain link fence and maybe one on a sheppards hook just for a little bit of variation.  Oh, and I'm going to drill 3 holes in the lip and hang by chains.  Don't know if that will make a difference in the answers but I thought I'd throw it in there.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006 08:36:33 PM »

Maybe try putting one hubcap on the top like an umbrella and then one at the bottom. That way it keeps most of the rain out.

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