New Enclosure Project! (picture Heavy - I'm Sure You'll Like It!)

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  1. alex.snaith

    alex.snaith Active Member

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    Hi guys!

    Over the last month, I have been in and out of building an enclosure with my dad - who is an expert at electrics so he definitely came in handy!

    It is housing my 2 baby Ackies Monitors which I got just tonight, my Woma Python and my Spotted Python.

    It is not finished and will update this thread as it gets nearly finished :D

    Firstly, we had to buy 4 sheets of MDF which we immediately cut to size then painted:

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    Undercoat: IMG_4138.JPG Drying all the pieces: IMG_4139.JPG
    Soon, we gave it a sand back to put the top coat on: IMG_4140.JPG
    So, after the top coat was on, we started to build the 3 bay enclosure:
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    IMG_4289.JPG And put in some vents
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    So dad did all the wiring - made it very clean and nice :D
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    Connected the ceramic light holders:
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    Ackies loving it :D Finished the top bay - will update this thread when everything is 100% completed :D IMG_4283.JPG
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    Hope you enjoyed!

    Alex :D
     
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    Nice job!
    What are the dimensions, both overall and per enclosure?
     
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    Dimensions are for each: 1200 x 600 x 550.

    The over all height is 1700 x 1200 x 600.
     
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    Did you seal the paint and the joins?
     
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    Absolutely, wouldn't risk that at all :)
     
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    Only reason I've asked these things is you didn't mention anything in your original post. Someone might come along and want to use your design, so the more information the better. :)
     
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    Fair enough - This was more a showoff, other than a design - however, I would be able to write one up if people wish :)
     
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    Looking good
     
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    Good job looking at building my own enclosure i was thinking of buying two wardrobes and converting them.
    I have two snakes a Diamond python and a Carpet python any ideas would be appreciated.
     
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    Hi Pommie, and welcome to APS. Have a browse through the DIY section for tips and ideas, there are plenty of threads of wardrobe and other cabinet conversions. Get stuck, post away. :)
     
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    Thanks pine family i will post pictures of my progress .Cheers
     
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