I wanted a squirrel feeder like Larry's and this is what my nephew made me. I think it is to unsteady for a squirrel but maybe the birds will feed out of it. I think if the legs were gone and it was mounted in the walnut tree it would work as a squirrel feeder any way I have a feeder. he mounted the lid on the frame and screwed the jar on that. Don't know if that will work or not but I will leave it there for awhile.