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Old 03-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default Project IKEA - Platform/Level

So for the last few days I have been working on a little DIY project which has become known as Project IKEA

I thought I would briefly share with you what I created and how I did it.

I bought this from IKEA - Knuff


I pulled one side off. It came off quite easily once I had loosened the top and bottom joints


And plastikoted the whole thing


Then, using some wooden doweling pieces from B&Q and some PVA glue, I started making little fences. They were quite fiddly and involved a lot of holding of pieces together while the glue started to dry and hold them, before I could put them down


Joined the fences together - again using PVA glue


And started gluing them onto the side (now top) of the IKEA Knuff magazine holder.Also it is worth pointing out that I stuck wooden pieces over the circles in the side of the Knuff because I didnt want any hamsters attempting to get through and possibly getting stuck.






Then i made a ladder, using more wooden doweling and PVA glue. I waited until the glue was half dry and then bent the ladder in the curve shape I wanted before leaving it to dry properly


And finally glued on some wooden mushrooms I got from Petsupermarket
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Here is the finished product in a Zoozone and some photos of Autumn and her pups exploring their new level













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Old 03-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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That's really great idea. They really seem to love it
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #4
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Oh wow, that looks amazing...
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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Yaaay, glad you shared love the mushrooms.

I have knuffs purchased too, but mind will be pretty boring wheel stands.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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Wow that's amazing!!! I'd love to make something like that for my hammies
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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That is so fantastic!! I love seeing people's DIY work! The hams really seem to be enjoying their new level
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #8
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That is so COOL! I love it!
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #9
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WHAT!!!! Get out of town! That is amazing!!! How clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #10
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It's brilliant! Looking so nice and neat. Lucky hams
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