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Old 06-22-2018, 12:28 AM United States
trahana trahana is offline
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Sup. I needed a place to work out my costs for making my chinchilla's a custom Cage, using the space I have. Its L shaped height wise, hence the general weirdness.
Chosen Boards are .75" x 1.5" x 8' $1.05
Flashing is 1-1/2" corners x 10' $3.51
Giving 1/4" for mesh and flashing around pan

Metal Pan: 36-1/2" long x 24-3/4" wide

Max Height: 36"
Top of L length: 18"
Mid bar of L Height: 16"
Lower L height: 20"

Boards and cuts
Lower Corners: 18-1/2" x8p
Upper Corners: 14-1/2" x8p
Mid Top Long: 40" x2p
Top of L length: 18" x2p
Front Lower L top bar: 25-1/4"
Lower L bottom bars: 22-1/4" x2p


Doors
Front doors Height: 17-1/2" x4p
Door 1 length: 16" x2p
Door 2 length: 20-1/4"

Will finish this later.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:22 PM United States
trahana trahana is offline
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I finished the Schematics for the cage, now all I need to do is figure out the amount of wood and Flashing I need.
Also, I wish I could edit, because most of the figures on wood pieces on the first post I redid to save cuts and money.


Boards: 96" long
1: 40" + 15" + 15" + 23.5"
2: 37" + 18" + 18" + 20.25"
3: 32.25" + 32.25" + 13-1/8" + 16"
4: 34.5" + 14.5" + 14.5" + 14.5" + 16"
5: 17.5" + 17.5" + 17.5" + 17.5" + 24.25"
6: 25.25" + 25.25" + 25.25" + 18.5"
7: 25.25" + 25.25" + 19.75" + 24.25"
8: 18.5" + 18.5" + 18.5" + 18.5" + 20.25"
9: 24.25" + 13-1/8" + 22.25" + 19.75"
leftovers: 16" intact

Flashing: 120" long
Top view upper L: 16.5" x2(33) w/ 25" x2
Top view lower L: 22.75" x2 w/ 25" x2
Rear vrts: 34.5" x2
Upper Vrts: 15.25" x2(30.5)
Lower Verts: 18.5" x2

1: 25" x4 + 18.5"
2: 34.5" x2 + 22.75" x2
3: 16.5" x2 + 15.25" x2
Left overs: 56" intact

$1.05 per board, 9 boards: $9.45
$3.51 per flashing, 3 lengths: $10.53
1: 4' x 8' Plywood: $15
1: roll of welded Steel mesh: $14
I found 1" mesh at lowes for this amazing price. 2' high, who knows how long(info says 25' and 50', but someone else says 10' so I'll have to see when I get it LOL.
6 hinges(not chosen yet: $12
3 handles: $6-10
More screws: $10

Rounded Total costs: $90


Fun fact: This would have been cheaper if it was a box, not an L shape. But its to fit the space I have, and to give my winchillas more space while making it easier to clean their cage.
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