Bird feeders are made from a variety of materials. You can buy
disposable plastic bag feeders; feeders made of cloth, nylon,
vinyl and metal netting; clear, lexan, colored and PVC plastic
tubes; ceramic and terra cotta; redwood, western cedar, birch,
pine and plywood; sheet metal and aluminized steel; glass tubes
How long a feeder lasts depends on how well you maintain it, the
effects of weather, and whether squirrels can get to it. Water
can get into any feeder regardless of how carefully you protect
it. Cloth, vinyl, nylon and metal netting feeders are inexpensive,
but they do not protect your seed from spoiling in damp or wet
weather. Improve them by adding a plastic dome.
Most wood, plastic, ceramic and solid metal feeders keep seed
dry, but water can get into the feeding portals. Look for feeders
with drainage holes in the bottoms of both the feeder hopper and
the seed tray.
Please Contact Us to discuss your lexan tube
needs. You design it, we build it.