For those of us growing a veggie garden or feeding birds in our yards, we typically think of squirrels as pests. But they’re living creatures too, and would simply prefer that we fed them nuts if we could. That’s why Michael Dutko of Duke Harmon Woodworking decided to build a special spot for squirrels to visit and dine at.
What you’re looking at here is the Nutty Bar, a neighborhood spot where squirrels can gather, chew the fat, and enjoy some delicious nuts on tap. The bar features seven different taps each of which dispenses a different variety of nut and seeds for our furry rodent pals to chomp on. The taps include signs like “Cashew Dunkel,” “Pistachio Pale Ale,” and “Walnut Stout,” so it’s just like being at a microbrewery, but for nuts. Actually, some of these really do sound like craft beers I’ve tasted.
Michael used an X-Carve CNC machine to engrave and cut the details on the squirrel bar and its signage, which of course includes a sign that says “Nuts” and “No Nuts” to point to the different squirrel restrooms.