Reptile cage

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Project by Grantman posted 01-02-2012 04:42 AM 11567 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My college-aged son got a bearded dragon from a fraternity brother. The existing cage was too small and after a little research we found out the best size for a full grown adult is 2’ x 2’ x 4’ we built it over Xmas break. It was wonderful working with my son for the few days we were in the shop; that happens so infrequently.

He wanted a front opening cage so I cannibalized a glass table-top for the door. I had some old 8/4 white oak sitting around on the shelves and I bought a couple of 2×4s from Lowe’s for the base.

I believe this was his first project that I left him in the shop alone for any length of time. In my eyes, a rite of passage! (About damn time, if you ask me. LOL!)

Clyde will be real happy in his new home. Now, we just have to figure out how to get it in my son’s car for the trip back to school!

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 05:38 AM

Very cool cage

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 06:16 AM

very cool cage-aquarium-display case. that’s a really nice piece – certainly so considering what a lot of people end up buying from the pet store. nice work!

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 04:24 PM

Leaping lizards! That looks like a great home for Clyde. I like the way you engineered it so that the glass door can be held open. Nice job.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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