This is a hand made bird feeder my friend made for my wife and I . It's constructed from Yellow Poplar harvested from my grandmas farm.It took him two days to build. I spent over a week waterproofing the Poplar with Thompson's. I also put on a coat of Spar Urethane for ultimate protection. I also installed large suet cages on top and smaller double cages below. After two days the birds finally discovered the feeder. The hopper should hold over 10 lbs of seed. We absolutely love it !!!!