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#30897 - 12/05/04 08:26 PM Building Plans?
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Hey guys, I am looking to build my own cage out of wood and hardware cloth. I want it to be 6'x7'x3' hxlxw. If anyone has plans or pics of something like it please let me know. I looked at the links page here, but they weren't very helpful.

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#30898 - 12/05/04 08:52 PM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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Here's a link to an awesome cage gallery. The cage is made of wood and hardware cloth, and the member shows steps to building it. http://www.sugarglider.net/gallery/albun43

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#30899 - 12/05/04 11:07 PM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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Note about hardware cloth. Make sure you are not using uncoated galvanized wire/hardware cloth. Galvanized wire can lead to UTIs (urinary tract infections).
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#30900 - 12/06/04 05:38 AM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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Dancing, I am about to build a cage too... I searched everywhere for NON-galvanized, and I finally special ordered a 19 gauge welded steel 1/2" mesh VINYL coated (none of which was in stock at Lowe's, Home Depot, or Ace, etc). I finally found a guy at Ace in Columbus who special ordered it for me. YEAH ACE HARDWARE!!!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I ordered a catalog from Klubertanz (sp?) and, again, all I saw was galvanized. Of course, I want the best for our babies... is it OK to use galvanized **as long as it is vinyl coated**??

Anything else is just impossible to find (and is most discouraging to a "wanna be glider architect"). Everything everywhere, at least in my market area of a one-hour's driving radius is GALVANIZED, but Home Depot DOES have vinyl coated galvanized (just as an FYI to anyone else).

I thought I was lucky in finding the vinyl coated welded steel mesh; and so, I bought five 3' x 5' rolls. However, I "thought" was not a good thing (because of the vinyl coating -- which a glider could chew off ?!?) . . . . but this is just the best wiring that I can find 'round these here parts).

HELP!!! Please tell me that I am on the right track? I saw a LOT of plastic hardware cloth, but SugarBear would EAT that...

Thanks!!

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#30901 - 12/06/04 10:20 AM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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The pvc coated mesh wire that you purchased from Home Depot is what most of us here use other than Klubertanz, to build our cages.
It is fine, but I must say it seems to bend a bit more than one would like after a while. I built a cage with it about a year and a half ago, and now will be ordering from K for 16 gaurge coated mesh to have a stronger cage.
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#30902 - 12/06/04 04:45 PM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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Thanks, Peggy... I'll keep that catalog of Klubertanz handy! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#30903 - 12/06/04 05:12 PM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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If you get the wire/mesh from menards it is much cheaper than home depot. (if either even have it)

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#30904 - 12/06/04 05:33 PM Re: Building Plans? [Re: ]
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If anyone does order from home depot please check it for breaks and such before cutting. I bought a role of vinyl coated wire to make my suggies a "jungle" and after cutting some off I realized it was quite faulty. MANY of the squares were broken leaving sharp edges everywhere and such.

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