I found a #35 treadle feeder on ebay for $110 shipped or a #70 for $130 shipped. These are metal, except for the treadle platform, so they will hold up a lot better to weather than wood. Hubby and I could build a wood one but finding the time is going to be the problem. I'm thinking (for us) it would take the bulk of our Saturday to build one and we've got more projects than we can handle. Soooo... my question is... has anyone here bought their treadle and do you think it was worth the money to have it show up on your doorstep all ready to fill?