Last week I was cleaning my old iron bird bath and the base kind of fell apart. The screws had rusted and pieces had fallen off the base so I couldn't keep the bowl fastened to it anymore. I replaced it with a bird bath from the front yard and bought a new bird bath for the front flower bed.
I was going to take the broken bird bath to the iron scrap place and get a few dollars just so it wouldn't be left in the yard with no purpose. While I was trying to decide whether I wanted to scrap the entire bird bath or use it as yard art, I saw a pile of scrap wood left over from a fence support project done a while back.
These pieces of wood are fat and no piece is the same length so I had fun putting them together to make a base for my old bird bath bowl. I was going to use some adhesive to put it together, but I realized the base would too heavy for me to move and it works great with the pieces just stacked together on a level place under the trees. I hope the birds like it.