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wofunny
10-15-2010, 10:30 AM
Hello Everyone http://madabouthamsters.com/forum/images/smilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

So as the title says, i am making a cage!! http://madabouthamsters.com/forum/images/smilies/smilies2/excited.gif i have found the wood for the base, the legs and the lid http://madabouthamsters.com/forum/images/smilies/smilies/thumbup.gif

I am going to cut the wood later on, i have drawn on the measurements that i think are ok for a pair of dwarfs.... but i will check it with you before i cut it http://madabouthamsters.com/forum/images/smilies/smilies/nod_yes.gif
So is 57cm(Width) and 70cm(length) OK?

I will post pictures when i have cut it Ect.


EEEEEEEEEEKKKKK! I am so happy today, i am finally better and i can make a cage :D:D:D:D:D

mangoandmimi
10-15-2010, 10:56 AM
Ohh wow i'm thinking of making a hamster cage for woodwork gsce will need ideas :D

lisab
10-15-2010, 11:21 AM
good luck :-)

but wont hammys eat through the wood?

wofunny
10-15-2010, 11:24 AM
i am going to paint it with plastikote, so they dont know its wood ;)

Aslo, does anyone know anywhere i can buy perspex for cheap? :D

suga
10-15-2010, 11:39 AM
B&Q for the perspex or maybe Homebase?

Dora
10-15-2010, 11:53 AM
great mark.look forward to seeing it progress :)

PeanutButter
10-15-2010, 02:38 PM
I a looking forward to seeing it when it's done

wofunny
10-16-2010, 12:20 PM
Tomorrow is gonna be my DIY day :D

I am not sure weather to have mesh instead of perspex? Perspex is very pricey... does anyone know any alternatives?

SnickersTheFirst
10-16-2010, 12:22 PM
Mesh may lead to chewing but then I have heard of some hammies chewing through perspex too. :(

mangoandmimi
10-16-2010, 12:22 PM
How would you cut the perspex...?

fluffymunchkins
10-16-2010, 12:24 PM
would you mesh the top if you perspexed it,or just leave it open top?
Perspex will probably look neater but then they might want to climb to mesh, or maybe they'd chew it?

Good luck anyway :D

wofunny
10-16-2010, 12:25 PM
would you mesh the top if you perspexed it,or just leave it open top?
Perspex will probably look neater but then they might want to climb to mesh, or maybe they'd chew it?

Good luck anyway :D

Yep, i have some spare mesh for the lid.

wofunny
10-17-2010, 03:35 AM
Just got some Perspex (36 0_0) and some platicote!

mangoandmimi
10-17-2010, 03:39 AM
Wow thats pricey! Still, cant wait to see pics :D

princess-rhi89
10-17-2010, 03:47 AM
aww the perspex i got from homebase was 4ft x 4ft and was 15. xx Good luck with your DIY xx

wofunny
10-17-2010, 09:07 AM
Ok, so i have cut the wood, drilled the 'legs' on and have painted on the first layer of plasticote!!! :D

Just need to wait a while for the first layer to dry :mrgreen:

mangoandmimi
10-17-2010, 09:37 AM
Sounds nice :D whos this for...?

wofunny
10-17-2010, 09:39 AM
Hoping to get a pair of WW :)

mangoandmimi
10-17-2010, 09:40 AM
Wow! lucky lil wws :)

Gizmodo ^_^
10-17-2010, 01:17 PM
Ahh winter whites there so lovely
and would have a fab life with you :D

wofunny
10-17-2010, 01:21 PM
Thank you :)

I forgot to add a picture, just need to add the perspex and make the lid!
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy316/Wofunny/b1a6f619.jpg

mangoandmimi
10-17-2010, 01:32 PM
Oh wow thats gonna be amazing :D

Gizmodo ^_^
10-17-2010, 01:38 PM
Gonna be fab Mark :D

fluffymunchkins
10-17-2010, 01:51 PM
ooh the black will make it look very neat and modern:)

starrylight99
10-17-2010, 03:09 PM
Looks lovely! Are you going to cut a door in the perspex? My boyfriend and I are currently meshing a cage for our boys, and we're having the worst time with the doors :( Can't wait to see the finished product, and you know I'll post pics showing mine off soon too :)