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Stability for bird table

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Jupiter01, 11 Nov 2018.

  1. Jupiter01

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    I built this bird table and find that when it’s very windy, it topples over. Any suggestions on how it can be better held to the ground and not look too unsightly? I was thinking, some sort of spikes under the legs which are poked into the ground.

    I would appreciate any suggestions.
     

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    Thanks @endecotp. Are there any options that can be fitted to the existing stand?
     
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    Drill half-inch hole in two opposing feet. Acquire two two foot lengths of re-bar. Apply heat and bend top two inch length ninety degrees. Hammer through prepared holes. Job done. For cosmetic effect you could prepare a rebate in the foot for the two inch bend. Even the fattest flock of rock doves (pidgeons) will fail to disrupt it.
     
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    That would help - go up to 10mm would be better......bash them in at an angle, dovetail (tent peg) style.
    John :)
     
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