kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Bion Terrarium Center
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - Sept. 21, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Sept. 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Pensacola (Navarre) - Sept. 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Greenville - Sept. 22-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  NARBC Arlington - Sept. 22-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Sept. 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Midwest Herpetological Symposium - Sept. 28-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Sept. 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Knoxville - Sept. 29-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - Sept. 29-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

racks are easy...


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Caging Forum ]

Posted by chris_harper2 on April 24, 2003 at 14:03:10:

In Reply to: Rack building help needed badly!!! posted by ram on April 24, 2003 at 13:21:45:

Racks for leopard geckos are pretty easy as they are not the best escape artists. The link is to a post I made on the subject a couple of days ago.

However, I feel there is more of a learning curve with working with plastics than with wood/melamine.

The attached picture is of a rack I built with 1/2" plywood sides and bull-nosed melamine shelving. I built this for about $40 and the only tools I needed were a circular saw, a drill, and a straight-edge.

Note that it holds 7 (or 14) boxes rather than the typical 5.

I used simple edge joints with no glue and 2" screws.

It no longer houses any animals except for some feeder insects. It's now a tool box, LOL.

You should be able to find melamine at most home improvement stores. I built a much larger rack out of plywood and melamine cut for me by Home Depot. I had them cut it so that it would fit in my vehicle but had every intention of taking it home and re-cutting it so it would be square and of accurate dimensions.

They did a good enough job of cutting it that I was able to assemble it as is.

Let us know if you have any further questions.



Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Caging Forum ]