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03-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Hi girls/guys!

As some of you have seen it already weeks/months ago, I make my own hamster stuff, for in my or other's people cages.
I would like to shown them here to. Because it are already a lot, I will post them one by one, later on :)

This is the first one to show, which was already once on the forum, called "Terra":



You can take of all roofs, so you can look into the house, when there is a problem etc.

An other one, which was also on this forum is the "Circus" decoration, in the blue style. He is now of my beautiful Fire and Flame syrian (I will also post some pictures of my hamsters later).
This is it:


Left side:

And the right side:

I have a lot more to show and I'm still going on. Tuesday I made one in just one day (record for now:mad:) but normally it takes a bit longer. I hope you like these and maybe you will see more soon!

03-17-2011, 10:47 AM
WOW those are absolutely amazing!! jheez i'd pay for those lol :Px and 1 day ?! not actually going to think about how long i'd take... :mad:

03-17-2011, 10:58 AM
Those are actually soooo good! Wish I had the patience to make one. :D

Are the blue parts painted on or is it some sort of trim?

I'd definately buy one if these were for sale in shops! I can imagine them being delicate to post though.

03-17-2011, 11:05 AM
The blue parts are painted. Offcourse with water-basis paint so it can't poizen your hamster.

03-17-2011, 11:06 AM
I see, have you made any more of these 'creations'? :D

03-17-2011, 11:21 AM
These are AMAZING! I've seen similar in some of the fantastic German set ups. You need to move to the UK :mad:

03-17-2011, 11:54 AM
Yes absolutely, I will show some more later on, so I keep you busy:mad:
I think I will post another one later on this evening.

These are AMAZING! I've seen similar in some of the fantastic German set ups. You need to move to the UK :mad:

I just moved to Hungary (coming from Holland)... don't think I will ever move to England, maybe once for holidays! (actually never been there).
But yes, I took some ideas from the germans, I love those cages!

03-17-2011, 12:17 PM
Yes absolutely, I will show some more later on, so I keep you busy:mad:
I think I will post another one later on this evening.

Ooooh, great. :mad: hehe

03-17-2011, 12:19 PM
You could make some serious cash out of this Pravandi! :) They are stunning!

03-17-2011, 12:36 PM
They are absolutely amazing.

I too would pay to have somthing like that made for my hammies! Maybe you should go into business, I'm sure you'd make alot of money!

03-17-2011, 01:06 PM
I make some for other people, because they really like it. (until only people from Holland). I think it's impossible to make a real business of it, because every little detail costs attention. So it takes time:)
Time for an other one, because you are so curious!

This one is also made for myself, but none of the hamsters lives in it rightnow. It is called "Banjee" it's just a name.

The whole decoration:

Left side:

Right side:

"Bottle holder"

The bridge:

The big painting:

A look in the big tower:

On the house, without the little house:

In the cage, without the wheel, so you can see everything good

*maybe my brother can post something to England?:mad:*

03-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Omg! I want that last one you posted! Its gorgeous! D:

You could make a buisness! You could advertise on different forums (if its allowed) and make yourself a website ;) And somehow figure out how to make sure it doesn't fall apart in post ;P

03-17-2011, 01:19 PM
I have a website, but I just don't show it here, not yet. Because overthere are all the pictures, and I want to wait a little longer to show them all:mad:

03-17-2011, 01:26 PM
You are very talented. Are those hand painted or stenciled?

I'm very jealous as I don't have the patience to make anything that good. :D

03-17-2011, 01:32 PM
Handpainted :) I copied the butterfly pictures of a stencil and drew them on the buildings.

03-17-2011, 01:33 PM
Very nice, it's so detailed. You must send me one ;) hehe

03-17-2011, 02:00 PM
Wow, they are amazing, i wish i could make something like these :)

03-17-2011, 02:01 PM
That last one would look perfect in my robos tank :mad:

Wish I had a talent like yours Pravandi ;)

03-17-2011, 02:02 PM
Maybe you could send them without being put together? so it would be flatpacked?:)

03-17-2011, 02:04 PM
Maybe you could send them without being put together? so it would be flatpacked?:)

That would be a great idea, im sure you would get loads of people wanting them :)

03-17-2011, 02:05 PM
I can do that too :)
But on the post website of Holland, is standing that the weight of ...kg costs this and this, not the size. And when you pack it very good it will come over good as well I think. But the problem is that sometimes not everything fits perfectly, so I need to cut of a part. That's why a big business would be impossible.

03-17-2011, 02:45 PM
oh my word that last one is beautiful! everything is so delicately done... me and my clumsy hands wouldnt stand a chance lol :mad:

03-17-2011, 03:02 PM
They are so amazing, a love them... you are so skilled! Wish i was but if I tried it would end up falling down :mad:
It would be so good if you could flatpack these and sell them to people, but it would take so long and not really make much money I think? :)

03-17-2011, 03:23 PM
WOW!!! Absolutely stunning!

03-17-2011, 11:19 PM
They are so amazing, a love them... you are so skilled! Wish i was but if I tried it would end up falling down :mad:
It would be so good if you could flatpack these and sell them to people, but it would take so long and not really make much money I think? :)

It's okay for me, because it's just a hobby. Now I'm working on two for somebody, I have another big one to make for somebody with a very high budget. And yesterday somebody asked me to make one for her dwarf amd also one for her syrian. So I will be quit busy these days.

03-18-2011, 02:33 AM
Oh my gosh! These are beautiful, I WANT!! :mad:

03-18-2011, 03:51 AM
After that one, I made one for somebody else, who wanted one for in her cage by the young hamsters... but when I finished it see didn't want it any more:confused: So that's why I also made a rule, to first pay 50% (or 100% when something personal needs to come on it), so I'm sure they want it or I can still sell it later, when needed for less money.

But this is it, it is already sold, somebody bought it together with a house, which I show later. My dad came up with the name "The Ariabian" so that's how it's called. A very simpele and not very expensive one :)




Bottle holder, you can decide how high it will be (handy for growing little hamsters)

Little building on the roof of the house can be taken off:

And you can take off the roof as well. In the front there is plexiglas, so you can look through it.

03-18-2011, 08:35 AM
These are amazing - I would certainly buy one if they were availible to buy in the shops or online. The one with the butterfly is stunning. I think you could charge a fair amount for them - look at how much rotastack and crittertrian extensions and toys cost!! And your are way better than that!!

03-18-2011, 10:30 AM
These are absolutely wonderful, so much better than what you can get in shops. You're very talented!

03-18-2011, 11:56 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments.
But now I'm a bit curious, what would you spend, to buy such thing. Because most of you like to have one maybe or say that they would buy it when it would be available in the shops. Because I know my prices are lower then somebody from Germany.

03-18-2011, 11:59 AM
They are stunning! I can tell how much time, care and effort you put into them!

You are very talented!

I would probably pay £30/£40 for one :)

03-18-2011, 12:53 PM
Okay *looks how much euros that is* 34-45 euros. Most of mine are around 35-40 euros, only the last one was 25 euros, which is almost 22 pound :)
So maybe with delivery costs it will work:mad: Just joking, but I see that some people are actually willing to pay a nice amount of money.

03-18-2011, 01:47 PM
God yeah those are worth loads!! i'd much rather buy that than a huge pile of hamster rubbish which isnt suitable!! x

03-18-2011, 01:56 PM
Yes, that was also the big idea behind this. I don't know what they offer in England? But in Holland and also in Hungary, we don't have much suitable for hamsters, most of it is very small, especially for syrians.

03-18-2011, 02:02 PM
well tbh i think england does have pretty good stuff if you compare it with the US or somethingg... obviously some parts arent good but its mostly alright :)

03-19-2011, 09:50 AM
^ Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland too , dont miss us out ;) .

03-19-2011, 10:23 AM
You don't see this kind of artistic work everyday and I have fallen in love with your creative and beautiful designs.
The 'Circus' really caught my eye, I love that one ♥

You really are talented and I agree with everyone else, you should start a small business and see how it goes. If it goes well than extend it and make it bigger :)


03-19-2011, 10:58 AM
I don't know what you really mean with a business, but I do it as a hobby for myself and I'm willing to make some for other people as well, those I sell then. So for me it's a kind of "small business". But I only have the weekend to work with it (I'm 17 years old, and going to school, and I'm staying in a boarding 5 days/week).
So until now it's really a hobby.

Now it's time to show some houses I made, not very special, but some people just want a house :)

To start with the Saloon:



Someone else asked me to make 12 simple houses, 5 for dwarfs, 5 for syrians and 2 for in aquariums. This with the name of his hamstery.


And "the Millionaires Villa", I made it for myself. This is the most expensive house whicht I made until now. Because it has many of those wooden sticks (don't know how they are called in english).


And another one made for somebody else:



03-19-2011, 11:30 AM
The wooden sticks are called dowels here, we use them for holding pieces of wooden furniture together instead of screws/nails,
Your house's are absoloutely fabulaous, what type of wood do you use to make them? If you dont mind can I use your ideas/creations as a basis to make my own?

03-19-2011, 11:41 AM
I like the fact you do this as a hobby and you obviously enjoy it :)
I love those little houses, very cute!!

03-20-2011, 09:36 AM
The wooden sticks are called dowels here, we use them for holding pieces of wooden furniture together instead of screws/nails,
Your house's are absoloutely fabulaous, what type of wood do you use to make them? If you dont mind can I use your ideas/creations as a basis to make my own?

I'm wondering what type of wood it is too, I'd love to have a go at making my own :D what thickness wood also?

03-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Again your houses are stunning! :D

How do you cut the round curves in the wood? :)

03-20-2011, 09:59 AM
theyre all so good! i might have a go too :)

03-20-2011, 11:10 AM
Woah, great works you've made...Really amazing!
I think they are from 5-6 mm thick poplar-ply wood, me use that too XD

03-20-2011, 12:24 PM
ohh anyone know where to buy that in UK?

I found this at B&Q
(can't put link in for some reason) it's "hardwood plywood" 6mm thick..
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which I guess would do the job but I really like the light colour of the poplar ply :(

03-20-2011, 12:30 PM
I went in to homebase the other day and their 'hardwood' dowels were made of pine..so then I just gave up trying to understand their wood system, and I couldn't find what type of hardwood that stuff from b&q is, so was worried it'd be the same

But I just found out my dad has like...loads of birch offcuts, so I'm hoping those'd be okie :)

03-20-2011, 12:34 PM
I'm planning on plastikoting everything I make so hopefully the type of wood won't matter :)

03-20-2011, 12:38 PM
Yeah, That's what I thought, but haven't risked it yet (that and I'm rubbish at DIY..) >.<

Anyway, I'm really envious of those houses >.<
I'd pay for them! but I'm meant to be saving D:

03-20-2011, 01:03 PM
Huh, this wood looks so different...Oh and it's only 4 mm which i use XD
Birch is also ok...uhm...found this :
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03-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Don't know the name in english, but it's not the kind of wood, which was shown just a few messages before this one. My wood is 5/5,5mm thickness, works well for me and doesn't take so much space.
I make the holes just by cutting them out with a fretsaw. First draw it, make a little hole and cut it out.

Another one, called "Go Wild".

With wheel:


Bottle holder:

The tower:

Sign "Giraffe crossing"

They can't fall through, because there is plexiglas:

With sticks from the nature:

Roof can be taken off, off course.

You can take out the floor, so you can clean the bath:

The big part (roof) can also be taken off:

In the cage:


03-20-2011, 01:20 PM
That is so amazing >.< I am so jealous!
My little hamster also climbed up against my computer screen to have a look :) (she's having play time >.<)
:D I like the giraffe crossing :D

03-20-2011, 01:33 PM
:shock:!!!! I LOVE THAT ONE!!

Giraffes are my favourite animals, Ahhh! I am amazed... :mrgreen:

03-20-2011, 01:41 PM
I LOVE the giraffe one. :D

03-21-2011, 08:51 AM
I think the giraffe one is just a bit different with colours and decoration then the other ones. But I tried to make a good tree, but didn't really work out:mad:
Time to show another one?

This one is called "My Bathroom", it is build to be seen as a bathroom, with a washing machine and so on.
This is it!:

The house:


Bottle holder, with next to it 2 drawers. I used 1x1cm mosaic stones, for a nicer effect.


A hole in the roof, so the hamster can come out or back into his sleeping house. Fro this part to the washing machine I made some "dirty footsteps", so they can be washed in the washing machine:mad:


You can see the stairs and the foot prints better:


The roof can be taken off, as usual. Here you can see the size of the sleeping place and the part before it.


And in the cage...

The washing machine, with the wheel inside. When the hamster walks in it, it gives a better effect for a washing machine.


Behind the wheel there is a part where is a little stairs which goes upstairs to the middle part, there is a hole in the left side of the washing machine.


The middle part which I just said, I painted toilet stuff behind it.


A picture of the whole building:


And some nice pictures of the hamster who lives in it:




Why didn't I took a picture from the whole decoration out of the cage...

Uhh well :mad:... I built the washing machine at first... when I wanted to put it in the cage, I came to the conclusion that is was to big, to high. So I needed to "destroy" it again... but I didn't want to throw it away or something, so I made in the cage and waited there until it was dry:mad: I make a lot of mistakes actually, small ones but also sometimes big ones. But we've learned something of it! But with tanks and the normal cages it's easier, because you have a full space to put it through.

03-21-2011, 02:42 PM
Very impressive work.... you obviously have a great talent for this sort if stuff. I think i might have a go myself in the near future. :)

03-21-2011, 02:54 PM
awh that is really cute! so much detail put in... gahh i'd end up chopping my finger off :rolleyes:

03-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Those are rather impressive Pravandi wish I had the skill for that as I would like a Dolls House style for my hammies xD xx

03-22-2011, 01:03 AM
Fantastic! Awesome!! Well done!!!

03-23-2011, 03:59 AM
Uh-oh,I detect some serious hamster jealously vibes coming off my two at the moment.... They are amazing and you are very talented :)

Gizmodo ^_^
03-23-2011, 07:00 AM
They are all so amazing :O
your very talented!

03-23-2011, 09:40 AM
Thank you all for the nice comments.
I have still a bit more to show.

Just a little thing, but very handy in tanks or other closed cages. You can put you bottle on it, but also the feeding dish:


And another big decoration. I made it before the christmas break, for somebody in Holland (who gave me again two to make, and wanted to buy my last piece too). This one is called "Playground". Because I think there are lots of thinks on it for hamsters to play with and hide.
She wanted to have the paintings on it like they are, with the colours too.

The whole building:

The big painting:


The footprints again::mrgreen:

In the tower:

Right side:

Left side:

03-23-2011, 09:45 AM
thats soo cute... especially the footprints :mad: i like the wriggly bridge :D

03-23-2011, 10:16 AM
wow they're amazing!! :D

03-29-2011, 01:25 AM
They are great and I have really enjoyed looking through them, thank you for posting :)
I still love the circus mind you ;)

03-29-2011, 11:28 AM
Almost forgot this topic :oops:
I made the Playground also for myself, only in syrian size. It is for sale, because I think it's a bit to big for in my cage (wheel doesn't fit very good).
It is a bit pink, I dind't think it would be so pink in the end:mad:

The whole decoration; It's a bit different then the others, because it stands on dowels. This is because otherwise the bath is not very deep, now it's 8cm.

Left side:

Of course with a take-off-roof :p

The middle part:

The little house:

Right side:

Roof can also be taken off:

The I have put it in a cage of mine, here can you see that it all looks nice. You don't see anything from the bottom dowels anymore:

03-29-2011, 12:13 PM
I love the last one that is amazing :) xx

03-29-2011, 01:33 PM
I agree. I love the little flower designs, very sweet :)

04-03-2011, 10:42 PM
wow, that's a cool house!

04-24-2011, 02:37 AM
I've just realised that it's your stuff I've been gushing over for months! You have your own website don't you? :D wow. Incredible things!

04-24-2011, 06:59 AM
Ooooh, Katie do you have a link? :)

04-24-2011, 07:06 AM
These really are beautiful! I love the little foot prints!!!

04-24-2011, 06:13 PM
Great idea! Id love to try that. What a lucky hamster you have! :)

04-26-2011, 12:27 AM
Noo, no link!:mad:
But I forgot a bit about this topic, but we are almost there. The day before yesterday I finished off another one, for myself.

But first another one.
This is just a small one, called Playground "Todo".


The roof of the tower can be taken off:

And also be taken off of the platter:

Under it there are two "Toilet paper cartons" :mad:

And in the cage:

I think another one, which I didn't show, also a simple one, is this one.
I made for someone else.




04-26-2011, 02:44 AM
Omg, they are all so absolutely amazing, it looks so professional! Please tell me if you are not planning to turn this into a business you are going to be a architect or something, because so of your layout, like even that house with the stairs up both sides of it, must have taken a lot of natural skill and thought of to lay it all out. You are extremely talented!

04-26-2011, 06:16 PM
Please, please consider a business. I want!! :D

04-26-2011, 06:35 PM
OMG! you are so lucky! i'd LOVE to be able to do that!! :D

04-27-2011, 02:37 AM
Each piece look absolutely gorgeous and I think all hamsters would have a lovely time in it.
As others said, please consider a business as I think you have a lot of interest only in this forum alone already!!

04-28-2011, 09:38 AM
It will be impossible to start a business for something like this.
Because you spend let's say 20 hours, to make something like this. (I don't know, maybe even more).
And a normal person would have a certain salary per hour. And then you need to calculate all the material costs. And know are the prices nice, because I don't earn anything per hour, but if you calculate that prices would be enormous, and nobody would pay for it.
Because you can't build this with a machine, it's to precise. So that also doesn't work.

04-30-2011, 12:10 PM
love the last ones :)

I've finally got some wood and a scroll saw to attempt something like this myself :D

07-09-2011, 03:30 AM
Time for an update?

The next one which I want to show you is made in just one day!:eek:
But I also worked very hard on it. I always had it in my head, but never really worked it out. So I did it and then on the same day someone wanted to have it:mad:

This is it, it's called "Sweet dreams":






07-09-2011, 03:59 AM
It looks great! Thanks for the update, I do love your designs. :D

07-09-2011, 04:25 AM
Wow! These are amazing. Better than what you can actually buy. What a great talent to have!

07-09-2011, 05:16 AM
Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I know you mentioned it would be cost prohibitive to make these for re-sale. Have you thought about selling the instructions & dimensions for them instead? I would pay for the plans to make my own.

07-09-2011, 05:25 AM
Yes, I thought about it, to sell it.
Because on the Dutch hamster forum they also mentioned; "What about selling the drawings+instructions?"
But I need to see, since it also costs time. And I need to know how it will be best understandable for others too. :)

07-09-2011, 05:59 AM
My husband is a hobby woodworker [won't make me anything like your stuff though] and looking through the plans he has purchased from stores, there are two main kinds.

The super elaborate ones:
these tell you the amount of board feet you will need in each width and type of wood to make the project right on top.
Then it tells you dimensions to cut from each piece of wood.
It tells you what kind and amounts of fasteners/hardware if needed.

It then gives step by step instructions with pictures to show how things are put together.
These are anywhere from 2 to 8 pages of instructions.

The simple ones:
Tell you what kind of wood works best.
Gives you the dimensions to cut the wood.
Gives you a list of hardware/extra stuff.

Gives instructions on how to put the item to together.

Usually only a photo of the finished product. A few did have one or two extra photos if the technique to put the pieces together was more than glue/nail it.

He has not purchased any instructions lately, so I don't have current pricing right now. But I think a quick google search would give you an idea.

You would also need to decide if you are going to use Adobe or Word to create your instructions and how best to accept payment for them. I would guess sending an email with the instructions as an attachment after purchase would be the best delivery for them.

07-10-2011, 08:23 AM
Well I wasn't really into that stuff, so never knew that there are actually two versions to explain it.

But yes, about the delivery, it's best to do by mail. That works also international, so no postage costs.
But I need to see. I never really know how much wood I use, since I have enough at my place. But I can count the dowels and explain the sizes. But I need to think how I can put it together. Because it's also harder to explain how to make an interior then how to make a playground or house.

Queen Of The High Teas
07-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Your houses/playgrounds are AMAZING!!! Your are super talented, and must have the luckiest hamsters in the world!

07-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Ohhh, I love this last one--it's like a complete cage set-up piece, with a clever bottle holder too. Beautiful.

07-13-2011, 06:33 AM
these are soo wonderfull and inspiring! i bet the hammys have soo much fun!

You are giving me inspiration to try and make something like this
Would you mind if i try?
I wont copy any of your designs esactly, im just thinking of buildling a little 'russian style' house, sandpit and platform.
I love the idea holding the water bottle!
You really could do well with this, i know what you mean about hours of work, I do dressmaking, I have done afew comissions for friends but ended up charging just over material cost, as per hour would be into the £££'s lol!
You are verry talented!

07-13-2011, 12:15 PM
No, I don't mind. I think it's even better that more people will make their own stuff, when things are too small (that's why I started it).
I would like to share another one.

It's a "Romantic" interior. It's actually limited edition, since I used dowels of 10mm, which I never use at normal decorations. But because this one has double wood at the fence, it needs to be bigger then normal.

In total, outside the cages:

The drink bottle holder in the same style:




Detail picture:

..and then in the cage:

My hamster with his beautiful new decoration:


Now the right side, the 3 middle cages of the closet look like this. 3 nice interiors under each other.
And next to it of course some other (closet exists out of 15 cages)

07-13-2011, 12:20 PM
Oh my they are absolutely beautiful! And your hams are stunning! I love El, such unique, gorgeous colouring! They must love all these great houses and things! :x

07-13-2011, 02:43 PM

These designs are absolutely stunning! You've inspired me to make some playgrounds too... can I ask what glue did you use to stick the wood together? And what wood did you use? Thanks, and looking forward to seeing more pics!

07-13-2011, 05:17 PM
Your hamster is completely adorable. His coloring is lovely.

I love all the items you have made and I don't think I could pick just one as a favorite.

What size are you cutting the circles at? I am pretty sure that is an 11" wheel, but I am trying to gauge overall size of your creations and your cages. :)

07-13-2011, 07:18 PM
Your hamsters are beautiful, and their homes are stunning! It's amazing what you do - so innovative and with lots of cute details. I wish I had your talent and ability!

07-14-2011, 02:48 AM
Thanks everybody!

These designs are absolutely stunning! You've inspired me to make some playgrounds too... can I ask what glue did you use to stick the wood together? And what wood did you use? Thanks, and looking forward to seeing more pics!

I use glue, to glue wood together, which I mostly use is "Bizon". It's not toxic when they bite on it. You can use every kind, which is on water basis. (most of them are, overhere).
I don't know how it's called in England but I use "triplex" or "multiplex" of 5 or 5.5 millimeters: http://www.plaatjesupload.nl/bekijk/2011/07/14/1310618099-670.jpg

Your hamster is completely adorable. His coloring is lovely.

I love all the items you have made and I don't think I could pick just one as a favorite.

What size are you cutting the circles at? I am pretty sure that is an 11" wheel, but I am trying to gauge overall size of your creations and your cages. :)

Yes, the wheel is about 11 inches (27 centimeters).
You mean the wholes in the buildings? Those are 6cm (2.5 inch) for syrians and 5cm (2 inch) for dwarfs. The houses are most of the times 20x15cm (8x6 inch) for syrian hamsters and 15x10cm (6x4 inch) for dwarfs. The play buildings (like this last one, on the right) are 15x15cm (6x6 inch) for syrians and 10x10cm (4x4 inch) for dwarfs:)

07-14-2011, 06:53 AM
Thank you. :) My husband said I can play with, uhm use, his scroll saw. There won't be the adorable wavy bridges you have, but hopefully I can make something the hammies will like to be in.

07-16-2011, 01:18 AM
I make everything with a scroll saw, even the buildings. But not also electric, but most of the times by hand. (I can control it better).

*edit: I see that I showed the house before*

So next ones to show are two playgrounds, made for dwarfs. They fit in a Ferplast Mary cage (which they use a lot in Holland).
One blue one, one pink one.

In total

Left side:

The middle:


Painting on the tower:

In the tower+ a taken off roof.

The circle in the middel part

Bottle holder, can be taken of of the holder itself

House+ roof which can be taken off.

The other one, exactly the same


Painting on the tower:

07-16-2011, 08:13 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your work. Your really are art.

Gizmodo ^_^
07-16-2011, 08:15 AM
Wow all your creations are just purely amazing
wish i was so talented

07-16-2011, 10:55 AM
You can learn it, I also did. :)

07-16-2011, 11:04 AM
wow your designs are fantastic pravandi :D I am very jealous of your skills!!

07-22-2011, 01:50 AM
God that is amazing. youve made me doubt the mini duna I brought last night for my white winter im buying this weekend ;( Nice work :)

07-25-2011, 05:14 PM
Wow your work is amazing!!!! You really are talented Pravandi! Excellent work!!

07-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Hello! I think your designs are very creative and beautiful to look at that not to mention something a hamster would enjoy! I've gotten many a toy that appealed to my taste but when I put it in the cage it's evident just how unsuitable for a hamster it is. Well done!

I'm assuming you use plywood. What thickness is it? 3 ply? 5 ply? How stable are your structures?

07-27-2011, 09:47 AM
When I posted the above I hadn't gone through the entire thread. Now that I have though I am absolutely BLOWN away! I have also seen your designs somewhere else. There's this German forum that some of us on here haunt - are you on that too?

10-30-2011, 02:24 PM
Sorry people for not being here for a very long time!!
I missed out on the last question, I use wood of 5 or 5,5 millimeters thick. Most of the times it has 3 or 5 layers of wood.

To make it up to you I will show you more off course!
Not too much, since I don't make that much anymore. So let's start of with another Banjee decoration, only with "old style" wood and blue butterflies:

Total view:

Painting on the tower:

The take-off roof of the two towers:

The roof of the little house on the sleeping house can also be taken off:

And it can also be taken off of the house itself:

And the house also has a taken-off roof:

I also made these (don't know the name in English):



I also made the "branch" myself, a view from the top:

And I looked through the topic and saw that some pictures disappeared, so I made a whole album up to these decorations, so you can look them through.
It will be held up to date with this topic:
PHID | MijnAlbum - Fotoalbum Gratis Online! (http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=TBUWAPLE)

Hope you like it!:)

10-30-2011, 02:26 PM
Thats amazing!! :D how very clever you are!! :D

11-01-2011, 06:36 AM
Oh your creations are so pretty! I love them!

Also, the things you made with the chinchilla bath are called shelves, although they could be called platforms too :)

11-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Yes platform! that was the word I was searching for!

11-04-2011, 11:17 AM
My goodness, these are amazing! I am in awe of your talent!

11-04-2011, 11:29 AM
Beautiful. If only I could make something like that. Sigh.

11-28-2011, 05:46 PM
I know this post is an older one but i can only see a few of the pictures, does that mean they have been removed?

12-06-2011, 08:11 AM
If you click on the link in one of my last posts (the one with the pictures in it), you can see all pictures, which were in this topic.

12-06-2011, 03:52 PM
I tried that but it only came up with one picture ??? Please can you give me a link here that will take me to all pictures?

12-09-2011, 01:52 PM
This is the link: PHID | MijnAlbum - Fotoalbum Gratis Online! (http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=TBUWAPLE)
On the right there are the pictures, and when you scroll down, there are more.

12-09-2011, 02:12 PM
Thankyou., like them all but the ladders and the footbridge and the circular house with stairs either side are my favourite.

12-13-2011, 07:05 PM
What are they made with?

12-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Has anyone attempted to make something similar to these in the US? If so what type of wood did you go with and where did you buy it from? I'm not sure if I should be looking around at home depot lumber area, or a craft shop?


12-20-2011, 08:05 AM
What are they made with?

I think it's 5 or 8mm poplar plywood, I've struggled to find this in the UK even, but I also know that Birch Plywood is ok (although it's harder to cut so might need an electrical saw apparently)

01-07-2012, 12:25 AM
I think it's 5 or 8mm poplar plywood, I've struggled to find this in the UK even, but I also know that Birch Plywood is ok (although it's harder to cut so might need an electrical saw apparently)

I thought plywood has glue in it that is dangerous if hamsters chew it? Or am I mistaken?

01-07-2012, 09:18 AM
I thought plywood has glue in it that is dangerous if hamsters chew it? Or am I mistaken?

I haven't heard this about hamsters, but I have heard this about other rodents. Chinchillas cannot have plywood due to the glue, but hamsters aren't as big of chewers.

01-08-2012, 10:19 AM
WOW!!!!! That is awesome!!!

01-22-2012, 08:07 AM
I haven't heard this about hamsters, but I have heard this about other rodents. Chinchillas cannot have plywood due to the glue, but hamsters aren't as big of chewers.

Not to be cruel or anything...
But if it would be bad, all my hamsters would be ill/dead by this time now... since all of them met with my own made hamster stuff.

The glue is on water basis. And I also make sure, that there aren't any drops of glue visible/touchable, on which the hamster can bite.:)

But some new pictures of a big decoration. It is 98cm long... so actual for outside the cage:


3rd floor, with a little tower:

2nd floor:

And the 1st floor with labyrinth:

Another picture, now with the two boxes filled (with chinchilla sand and wood fiber):

(pictures are placed in the album too)

01-22-2012, 08:22 AM
Wow! It looks great!

Also, that was what I was saying ;) That they plywood was safe for hamsters, but not for chins :)

01-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Very nice!