The Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Bird Feeder is a bit different than many of the bird feeders we review in that it is made of wood. Nowadays, most bird feeders are made of metal and/or plastic. It is quite refreshing if you ask us. This feeder is manufactured by Woodlink which is one of the largest bird product companies in the world. They manufacture many of their products by hand in the USA which we know many people admire.
The quality of the Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Bird Feeder sets the standard for combination wooden bird feeders. For its wood components, the Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Bird Feeder uses reforested, inland red cedar which of course weathers the elements very well. The windows are made from tough polycarbonate which forms a nice hopper for the seed to dispense. On each end, you will find a suet cage made from powder-coated metal. The feeder is held together by a combination of zinc chromate screws and staples (to hold the 2 suet cages.) Hinges on the top are made from anodized aluminum and the hanging cable is vinyl coated stainless steel. Overall the quality of this feeder is solid and made from quality materials in a woodshop in the state of Iowa.
The Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Bird Feeder has a simple yet meaningful set of features to enjoy:
- Made from inland red cedar that has been reforested and kiln dried.
- Windows make seed level monitoring a breeze and made from durable polycarbonate.
- 2 powder coated suet cages (1 on each end) are an added bonus to attract many types of birds at once.
- Has a seed capacity of up to 5 lbs.
- Coated stainless steel cable allows for easy hanging
- Hinged roof allows for easy refilling and cleaning.
- Made in the USA
- Measures 9.5″ D x 13.25″ W x 9.75″ H
The 5lb seed capacity ensures that you shouldn’t be making more than one trip a week to your feeder for refilling. With room for that much seed plus two suet cakes, it should last you a while. Refilling is very easy as the top has a hinge that allows the roof to fold back allowing for easy access to the hopper. The polycarbonate window on the front also is removable for even easier cleaning.
Cedar requires very little maintenance and it is more likely that the feeder will fall apart before the cedar falls apart. Some owners have chosen to seal the exterior cedar surfaces and believe that it will last longer and not cause the finish to fade. There have been a few concerns from owners that the suet cages are not fastened well to the feeder. This seems to be a result of either the staples that hold or perhaps damage during shipping. This problem is reported only by a very small portion of owners and does not seem to be a widespread quality issue.
Woodlink offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all of their products. They have a good reputation of making things right long after the sale if parts fail or you have issues with your purchase.
The Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Bird Feeder installs easily with the included hanging cable. It comes fully assembled and ready to hang. Should you choose to pole mount this feeder, which it is not necessary designed to do but is possible, then it will take a little more work. You would need to put screws from the top and fasten it to the pole. There are no pre-drilled holes for this application and would be left up to you. As this feeder lacks squirrel deterrents, it is advised that you use a squirrel baffle or hang it where squirrels have limited access.
At a retail price of $39.95, this feeder sits at a wonderfully happy medium between cost and value. If you prefer a wood bird feeder that is made in the USA and are looking for a more flexible seed/suet bird feeder, then you will find the Woodlink Deluxe Cedar birdfeeder to be a great fit for the price. Similar feeders from Woodlink that are made from cedar have been known to last 10 years or more. Many owners of this feeder rave that it still looks great after years of use. There are cheaper options out there but none that take as much pride in the materials and construction as Woodlink.
Final Thoughts on the Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Wild Bird Feeder
There are many things to like about the Woodlink Deluxe Cedar Bird Feeder including the reforested cedar, high-quality hardware, dual seed/suet options, and USA made. At the price point of under $40, we think this is a flexible all-around great wooden bird feeder that will perform as good as it looks in all 4 seasons.