New plywood build.

New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:21 pm

I thought I would post some pics of my new cages .I am using 12mm ply and am going to paint them with non drip enamel.Building your own cages is very easy and the advantage is that you can build them to suit your exact requirements.I am building a stack of 6 units but I build each cage seperately so that I can move them easily if I have to .Enjoy Cheers TonyK
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The advantage of building individual cages is that the wood all fitted in my car.
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Simple box ,just 6 sides to knock together.
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One down five to go.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby Ryuu » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:24 pm

looks awesome!

how much does one cage cost?

as well what paint's safe to use inside?
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby Snakes4Africa » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:29 pm

Ventilation?
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:32 pm

Hmm the cost is something I must still work out .I use Plascon Velvaglow because its so easy to work with and gives a nice finish if you use a sponge roller.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby Ryuu » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:33 pm

Will It Protect the Wood from water?
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:35 pm

Snakes4Africa wrote:Ventilation?

I just leave a 5 mm gap all around the acrylic front door.I like the idea because now I can stack the cages next to each other as well as on top of each other with out blocking the ventilation holes.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:37 pm

Ryuu wrote:Will It Protect the Wood from water?

Ryuu I have used Velvaglow on my fishtank canopy and it has lasted very well for more than 8 years now.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby Ryuu » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:40 pm

Awesome Cause I have Been Thinking of painting my Budget 1200 cage. The unprotected wood makes me a bit nervous. Just wasnt sure if it be safe for the snake.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby marc bt » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:42 pm

Tonyk, you can buy a set of drill bits that are specificly designed to cut large holes, then you simply buy the plastic ventilation guards that you use for cages.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:18 pm

marc bt wrote:Tonyk, you can buy a set of drill bits that are specificly designed to cut large holes, then you simply buy the plastic ventilation guards that you use for cages.

I have used them before but like I said you then sit with the problem that you can`t pack another cage next to the vent.
The other option would be to put the vetilation guards in front but why would you want to ,they look ugly.
If you work out the surface area of my 5mm gaps you will find we end up with way more surface area than a couple of those plastic vents.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby marc bt » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:19 pm

OK well whatever works best for you i suppose :)
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby Bushviper » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:49 am

That ventilation does not sound adequate. I would rather increase the size of the "frame" you have in the front of the cage and put long vents in the top of the cage.
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:34 pm

Here is a link to the website where I first saw the idea for the front ventilation.It is not my own idea.
www.boaphileplastics.com
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Re: New plywood build.

Postby Ryuu » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:02 pm

Kwl Site. I do Like their cages.

did you see the arboreal Racks?

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Re: New plywood build.

Postby TonyK » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:43 pm

You should google the owner Jeff Ronne Sr. He is one of the top breeders of high end Boas in the USA.
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