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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #100 on: December 31, 2008, 11:33:21 PM »
Here is the design:
Pink= Fleece
Grey=Walls
Darker grey= The shelf paper
White= Shelf and the two rods holding it up.



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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #101 on: January 01, 2009, 01:51:01 AM »
You know.....I couln't even do the diagram you just did, much less build the cage.   :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2009, 02:33:51 AM »
So how many floors will it be?
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #103 on: January 01, 2009, 03:01:04 AM »
It will be two levels (2'x6')



This is just an example of one of the levels.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #104 on: January 01, 2009, 03:23:38 AM »
Oooh okay, how tall is each level? Like 2'?


Cant wait to see the final project!
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #105 on: January 01, 2009, 03:46:16 AM »
Yes they will be two feet.   :)

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2009, 03:22:58 PM »
Well, the reason there has been no new updates is because I decided to, instead of use plywood, to use actual sheets of wood, which is more expensive, so I have been saving, and have forty bucks so far. 

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #107 on: January 20, 2009, 02:32:49 AM »
Keep saving, I'm anxious to see it when it's done :)
How much do you need?
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #108 on: January 20, 2009, 04:44:46 PM »
Well, the one I was going to use is 15 dollars a sheet... and I ned 5-6 sheets...   :'(

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #109 on: January 20, 2009, 07:48:35 PM »
Ouch...
Why not use plywood? Too thin/splinters?
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #110 on: January 20, 2009, 07:53:30 PM »
Yes, and I think after a while it might start falling apart.  This wood would last much longer, and I am going to seal everything RIGHT this time... :P

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #111 on: January 20, 2009, 08:36:54 PM »
This is really amazing! I'm so jealous; I wish I were one of your rats! Can't wait to see more progress pictures.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #112 on: January 21, 2009, 12:09:16 AM »
LOL, I suppose you DO want to make it really sturdy. Good luck :)
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #113 on: January 21, 2009, 01:59:23 AM »
I don't know what it's called, but what about that stuff that's like a coated plywood?  Melamite or something like that?  Some people use it for shelves in their grottos, I don't know how much it costs though.  You could look up online how much that stuff is, it's already covered too, you could put some shelf paper or something if you wanted something other than white.  Just a suggestion.
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **UPDATE** We have a base!
« Reply #114 on: January 21, 2009, 04:45:30 PM »
I have heard of that too.  I read on thedapperrat that it is very expensive, so they opted for plywood in the back.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **Construction has begun...AGAIN!**
« Reply #115 on: February 14, 2009, 05:30:35 PM »
So, tomorrow and my dad are getting 2x4s and some plywood to get back on track!

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **Construction has begun...AGAIN!**
« Reply #116 on: February 14, 2009, 06:38:53 PM »
Alright!

And HOW in the heck did you manage to change your name?  ???
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **Construction has begun...AGAIN!**
« Reply #117 on: February 14, 2009, 06:42:46 PM »
Yay! I am glad to see some more progress on this cage! Can't wait to see how things turn out!

Penny, if you edit your profile you can change your name to whatever you want it to be.

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **Construction has begun...AGAIN!**
« Reply #118 on: February 14, 2009, 06:47:08 PM »
WOAH, so in future years, I won't have to walk around with the name 'Penny the rat' when I have new rats?  :eek: Awesome!
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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **Construction has begun...AGAIN!**
« Reply #119 on: February 14, 2009, 06:48:30 PM »
Yes, but don't you think you would want to pay tribute to the rat that started it all?

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Re: Grotto Version 2.0!! **Construction has begun...AGAIN!**
« Reply #120 on: February 14, 2009, 06:52:56 PM »
Hmmm... good point. :-\ Although, I get tired of being called Penny all the time (but what else would the call me?). Thus the 'Penny the rat, Grace the human' thing. Well, at least now I know I can change it.
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