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Old 03-27-2016, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default Ikea Detolf Lid

Hi All
I am getting a detolf next week and would like to make the lid beforehand so i can put little nutmeg in straight away.
To anyone that has made one, what are the wood measurements? (really struggling to find this info online).
(Ideally would like the lid to sit on the metal bars with an extra layer of wood underneah to keep it slightly higher off the tank and protect nutmeg from the sharp mesh ends, if this makes sense.)
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:48 PM   #2
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HOW I BUILT MY DETOLF LID - YouTube

Erin's animals you tube link to making a lid for a detolf.

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Old 03-28-2016, 02:28 AM   #3
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HOW I BUILT MY DETOLF LID - YouTube

Erin's animals you tube link to making a lied for her retold.
Wish I could be of help because I do not own a Detolf myself, but I have built lids for a Detolf. It's really hard because there is no cage to measure them to.

Please note that Even though not mentioned, Erin used 2 different widths of wood (you can see it if you look closely during the video). This causes the measurements of the lids to be too long to fit the Detolf. I built lids for someone using Erin's tutorial and I ended up having to redo them after realizing that she used different widths of wood.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ikea Detolf Lid

Shannon made lids for hers - not sure if she used a tutorial?

Hmm interesting. I just checked Erin's video again. It says both the long and short pieces of wood should be 9cm deep. The long pieces are both 67.5 cm in length. With two of these you would get 2 x 67.5cm plus 4 x 9cm (for the depth of the two end pieces on each lid). Which totals 171cm - so that does sound longer than the detolf. I think the exterior length of the detolf is 163 cm.

See what Shannon's measurements are! Then Erin's tutorial will show how to fix the pieces together and mesh them.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:03 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ikea Detolf Lid

I don't have a lid on mine, ive covered all the highest points in the detolf so Poppy has no chance of escape.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:29 AM   #6
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Thank you for pointing that out, how do I find Shannon's measurements?
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Thank you for pointing that out, how do I find Shannon's measurements?
You could send her a private message
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:36 AM   #8
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Do you know her username? I don't know lots of people's names on here unfortunately
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:09 PM   #9
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This is Shannon's thread for CC her Syrian. If you click on the link and click on her name on the left it'll give you the option to send a message.

Sassy little CeeCee's thread!
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