I love birds, and I've been wanting a birdbath for a long time. However, a recent trip to my local garden store showed me that pedestal birdbaths are pretty darn expensive! Try $70-$180 - for a short one. And I wanted a fairly tall birdbath - I really want to make it hard for the neighborhood cats to hunt in my yard!
So, I with a little internet research, I figured out how to make one for about $25.
What You'll Need:
1. A shallow dish - I found this one at a second-hand shop for about $10
2. A three-foot piece of 1/2" or 3/4" galvanized pipe
3. A galvanized floor flange that the pipe can screw into (see photo below)
4. Heavy-duty adhesive - I used a caulk-like adhesive called StrongStik