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double decker enclosur as my first project.

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  1. Lilithlee

    Lilithlee New Member 5 Year Member

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    I started a threat a here a bit... here the first thread. http://www.tortoiseforum.org/Thread-Stackable-Cages#axzz1zOMVI9xU

    Today, I went to Lowe's and got.
    1.) The wood supplies.
    2.) Screws.
    3.) Wood glue.
    And
    4.) 2 3" Barrel bolt locks.

    Next weeked I will buy...
    1.) 2 floor vents
    2.) Paint
    3.) 2 Door hinges
    4.) Pixie glass
    5.) Silicone and Vinyl flooring.

    Once all that done, I will with the help of my brother in law whom I enlisted to help me, we will put this all together.
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Does your brother-in-law know he has been drafted to help? :D
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    Lilithlee New Member 5 Year Member

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    Luckly I have a really good brother in law, and he totally fine with me drafted him. lol
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    Nice brother in law!

    Exciting.
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    Lilithlee New Member 5 Year Member

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    Small Update: I have stained one piece of Plywood! It's been to Rainy to do the other piece! Hopefully this weekend I"ll get the wood cut, and then up on the sceond coat. Picture soon!
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    UPDATE: Thanks to weather, and no time. This project has been a bit dalayed, but as of today we have cut wood! :) And last night got the other piece of wood stain. I think I should have painted instead, but what done is done.

    Got everything, but flooring, at home depot! I have to get more supply than I orginally thought, there that reason and Home depot is like the adult verison of Toys R Us; I want everything there, almost. lol.

    Well, I was going to upload picture ,however, my computer, apparenly, thinks other wise; so as soon as my computer says it's okay I'll have picture up.
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    Stain is nice too! And we are looking forward to seeing Kingsley in it!
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    Lilithlee New Member 5 Year Member

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    Another small update: I really didn't like the stain. So, I'm gonna sand it off. Little bit of a set back, but I did get paint and here are two picture of the inside picture cut wood which I paint blue; and here, finally, are two small picture. blue2.jpg blue 1.jpg
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    It's a pretty blue! I can't wait to see it all put together!
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    Lilithlee New Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks I love the color too! And I can't wait either.

    Also learned water will wip off once the paint is dry. Finished putting on the second coat, fast forward to few hours later big storm hit left the wood on the porch ran out to get and the water just wip off.
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    It was rainy all morning, but still got some stuff done.

    Got the sides paint, and the second cage cut!!! Plan to get the second coat on the sides lately on today. Bl1.jpg bl2.jpg SP.jpg
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    I was almost done with the first cage, just need a second coat and could be put together when I injuried my back on sunday moring and now on bed rest till the end of the week. A big set back but these will get finished.
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