First build!! Cabinet conversion

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  1. thorny

    thorny New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I've been checking out all builds on the diy threads and I thought I'd give it a crack out of an old Tv unit I got for free . I'll keep adding photos as I progress.
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    Looking good :) I'll be interested to see how that rock wall turns out!

    Are you planning on putting anything down on the wooden base to protect against moisture? I laid down some Perspex and it also made cleaning a lot easier. Otherwise coating with whatever sealer that you're using on the rock wall would be fine.

    If I were you I would totally turn the top drawer into a basking box :p


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    Looks great so far. I hate cutting polystyrene, so damn messy! Hot wire cutters are so handy but I never remember to get one :(
     
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    Looks good... great free gift too.
     
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    Fest coat of render done! I'm going to paint the render and the clear pond seal the whole interior.


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    [MENTION=42306]thorny[/MENTION], that looks great, can you tell me what sort of products you used for the rockwall?
    *i am making an enclosure and made the background out of cement and it weights a tonne now . My next project im thinking plastering it onto polystyrene..
     
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    Looks great, love the rock wall. Are you going to use the bottom half as well?
     
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    I used foam boxes from my local IGA and just used render on that which I will paint and then pond clear. I don't have any plans for the bottom as yet but it is something I will think about doing at a later date.


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    Almost done!!!
    picking up the glass tomorrow and an appropriate climbing branch and it will be time to move in!

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    Looks pretty rad dude. :)


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    How did this end up? I'm about to start my first enclosure using the same style cabinet.

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    How did yours end up? I'm eager to see this as well :)
     
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    I am picking up a cabinet tomorrow to be converted for my first snake (still deciding what to get I am looking at possibly a Bredli or any of the ither breess of carpet pythons) I was wonsering if you could pissibly give a step by step on how you created the wall eg. Fixing to cabinet, how you created shapes (either heat or shaving the foam and types of paints used and how to prevent deterioration over time. And any other advice on sealing the cabinet
     
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    The start of my ackies set up.. looks crappy now.. I will post up progress shots.. have a few ideas in this thing I call a head also so see if it comes to fruition
    Will start adding the render to it (3 coats) and then the sealer.. any suggestions please let me know [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Double post ()

    Here is a all most finished first layer 2 more to go

    Got loads more to do.. but I have a question on a sealer.. next post I'll show ya

    It's down here [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Triple post ..

    Can I use this a a sealer for the enclourse! I'm 50/50 on it.. A: it's free and I can really apply a thick coat! But B: is it harmful for my critters..
    Which is not what I want .. thoughts? [​IMG][​IMG]

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