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Posted by iwana on May 01, 2003 at 14:50:42:
In Reply to: Questions about your new cage posted by Jack31081 on May 01, 2003 at 14:06:18:
To answer your questions:
:What kind of screen did you use for the front?
The front and sides are aluminum screen.
:How do you handle drainage of water from the cage?
For now, we just have a pan on the floor to collect excess water. Someone here once posted on this issue and recommended cutting a small hole in the floor and running a small tube from the floor to a bucket. We may end up doing something similar, once we're done with furnishing the inside of the cage.
:How much did it cost in the end?
It only cost us less than 30$, but that was because we already had a lot of the materials. We already had some leftover plywood sheets, which we used for the back and floor, and we also had all the hardware from the old cage plus some leftover water-based varnish.
All we had to buy were the beams to assemble the frame. For that, we went to a lumberyard and had them rip-cut some cheap pine boards (stained, yellowed, etc.), but once the boards are sanded and varnished, they look very nice. :-)
The screen cost $13 for 8' x 4' (enough to cover front and sides) and the lumber cost $15.
:Thanks. Cage looks great!
Thank you! It was a lot of work, but we really like the results. :-) So does Frasier! (our cham)
Julie and Justin