Creating the Perfect Bird Bath

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I have had a bee in my bonnet for a few years now and I am finally starting to do something about it, and this is the outcome so far. A copper spun bird bath on a timber pedestal. This is the prototype, the copper dish will remain the same but I am hoping to create a range of different stands for the bowl.

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The dish is spun by a local metal spinner and is wide and shallow: 780mm wide x 50mm deep, it holds 11 litres of water. The copper will develop a blueish patina or verdigris over time that will seal and strengthen the dish.

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The current stand is made out of a timber tripod secured with dowels raising the birdbath to about 1500mm high, this is a good height for viewing the birds as they swoop in and out but also great for placing in an already established garden and it won’t disturb existing plants.

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The dish is not fixed to the stand so that the water can easily be tipped out when needed, I would recommend placing a stone in the centre of the dish to allow for easy access to the water for the birds. It is also a good idea to position a bird bath next to a native plant that comes up above the water height to allow for the birds hopping in and out of the bath.
I am selling this prototype for $595.00, contact me if you are interested.

 

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