LumberJocks

Classroom Turtle Habitat

  • Advertise with us
Project by Joe posted 03-05-2018 11:28 PM 743 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a Special Education Pre School Teacher here in Southern Indiana. She asked if I would build her a turtle habitat for her room, just had to have it. And so I did, like a good little husband.

Its built like a battleship, so little ones can’t get hurt, safety is a big concern in this project for kids and the turtle. I used 3/4” Birch plywood using my Kreg Jig for assembly . I laminated the bottomed and each side with vinyl flooring to make it easy to clean. I laminated the outside with 1/4” Ash and Mahogany to enhance the appearance. The glass is 1/4” hardened shatter proof so inquisitive children could see in safely. The box on top has three different lights that warm the turtle and make him/her think its summer time, so he/she stays active. That was a project in its self. The box and the screen panels lift out when necessary. The panels allow air flow and easy access. The loft and cave area underneath gives the turtle the ability to burry him/ her self or climb around. It took awhile but it turned out nice, problem is, it takes four strong men and a boy to lift it let alone move it. The kids love it though, not so sure about the turtle.

Thanks for your time, Take Care, Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"





6 comments so far

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

3605 posts in 2165 days


#1 posted 03-06-2018 01:40 AM

Very nice….but no picture of the turtle.

View Robbbi1's profile

Robbbi1

72 posts in 1001 days


#2 posted 03-06-2018 03:20 AM

Wow, you put a lot of work in that. Looks so good…

-- Robbi

View Broglea's profile

Broglea

685 posts in 3267 days


#3 posted 03-06-2018 11:37 AM

Good little husband. All joking aside. Great project.

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

8512 posts in 2505 days


#4 posted 03-06-2018 10:14 PM

That turtle is going to be living in the lap of turtle luxury.

Very nicely done.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32087 posts in 3043 days


#5 posted 03-06-2018 10:40 PM

This is a beautiful habitat case and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View James E McIntyre's profile

James E McIntyre

177 posts in 1469 days


#6 posted 08-19-2018 05:12 PM

Great job. You could sell those boxes. You have elevated a turtle habitat to a new level. If I were a turtle I would consider It my ninja mansion. People would shell out Alot of lettuce for those boxes.
I bet the kids enjoy their new turtle home. It’s inspiration for the kids. It shows them what they could create if they set there minds to it. Thanks for sharing and being a good person.

-- James E McIntyre

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com