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Post by gemma997 on Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:26 pm

Hey

Need some help and designs
Thumdercracker pen looks messy and i want to up grade it to sonething that will fit in with the dining room.
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Happy at keeping the cage he uses that as bedroom and bathroom. But the pen part looks unslightly its cable tied together and it also has green mesh at the gaps where it meets the cage.
Looking for ideas so he keeps his space but something more sturdy and pretty. Dad thought of putting a boars down and fitting a fence to it but the cost for that is way out of hand.
Cheaper the better i have to many big birthdays in such a short period of time.

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Post by woodwench on Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Are you wanting to replace all the wire fencing?
Have you thought about Perspex ... something like shower panels. Easy to keep clean, easy to work with and draught proof.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:17 am

That is a super set up hunni. Very Happy

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Post by gemma997 on Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:19 pm

Yes woodwench all the wire fencing getting replaced.
Il have a look will need a wood frame for that too.

Thanks jo


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Post by woodwench on Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:24 pm

What about using the existing wire panels; cut them and fix to wooden uprights. You could save a lot on wood by just using uprights and cutting the wire panels is easy.
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:14 pm

The bunny boarding we use have pens made with wooden frames and perspex.

You're set up is fab, i know what you mean about the metal panels tho- our pen is similar- made out of puppy pen panels and we'd like to do the same kind of upgrade to something a little smarter looking!
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Post by gemma997 on Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:29 pm

The prob with using the existing ones is there two different dog pens and the wire different would need to remember which ones i had ordered.

Was gonna buy the panels of manor pet housing but they are just so expensive.

But liking the idea of perspex and the frames.
Need to start pricing

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Post by iiisecondcreep on Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:23 pm

You can see the bunny boarding ones in this album, looks a bit distorted because of the angle but you get the idea. She just bought the wood, got the perspex on ebay and made them herself.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/elmbankrabbitboarding/photos/?tab=album&album_id=576184202554820

We've looked at the manor pet housing ones as well but you are not kidding about them being expensive Shocked

Keep us updated, looking forward to seeing the finished product! and maybe getting some hints and tips! Very Happy
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Post by gemma997 on Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:40 pm

Ha ha had a look through and picked a pic to show john showed him then looked at the caption and it was mj and philip.

John looked at me weird cause i laughed Embarassed

I do like the look of that set up, john now working out how to fit the perspex and frame together. Im sure he mentioning window frames a lot lol.

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Post by woodwench on Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:40 pm

Try fitting like the tongue and groove on wooden flooring. You might find a builder has a lot of off cut wood he would be glad to get rid of.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:05 am

Haha, I bet there are some bunnies somewhere who have houses with real window panes Very Happy

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Post by gemma997 on Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:03 pm

If i had my way thundercracker would have as well lol


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Post by woodwench on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:19 pm

He does Gemma.... he's an houserabbit!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:08 am

Haha Woodwench love, I suppose he does LOL!

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Post by c.bolduan on Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:35 am

I agree Perspex panels is a great idea
I often use playpens too
I attach those to hutches

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Post by iiisecondcreep on Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:20 pm

I saw a nice one on the another forum facebook group very similar to the elmbank ones but the girl had used wire mesh instead of perspex. Said it cost 102 for the materials.

This is the post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2234844772/permalink/10155545777424773/
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Post by gemma997 on Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:38 pm

It wont let me see the post, must be private.
Plan wont be able to.start anything at the moment.
3days not at work = 3days off no pay.

I have months of big birthdays so now will have to wait til the summer when i get my bonus. So will def have a plan by then. Xxx
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:19 pm

Ah you prob need to join the another forum group to see it. At least you already have a really good set up and its more time to plan the new one Smile
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Post by dembunnies on Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:13 am

I just use wire mesh for my bunny.

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Post by gemma997 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:55 pm

That is a back up plan,
Think the perplex would look nicer in tge kitchen and contain his tantrum throwing more lol

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