|Project by Jeremiah||posted 02-18-2012 03:43 PM||3019 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
Like so many projects, this one turned out to take 2x as long as i expected and make me want to pull my hair out (if i had any). But in the end i loved it and was happy i did it.
the cage is 18” deep by 30” wide & 20” tall i made it big enough for the finches to get some exercise.
Its all out of mahogany. Yes even the curved parts. I didn’t to my research very well and didn’t realize mahogany doesn’t like to be steam bent. So….after a lot of snapped pieces and enough swearing to scare away the sailors, i cut thin strips and laminated them together to get the curve.
The shingles are individually cut Douglas fur. The handle and perches are bamboo. The screen was basic 1/4” stuff that i spray painted metallic copper to go with the color and theme of the cage
The door design was of bamboo leaves. I wanted the whole thing to have an Asian flair without being overboard.
The flat roof pieces open up for feeding. Plus there is a panel that fits under the wire part of the bottom for cleaning.