Plywood for a Enclosure?

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Plywood for a Enclosure?

Postby sydgehl16 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:05 pm

hey y’all, so basically i’m wanting to build a 4x2x2 enclosure for Nubs and i was thinking i would use plywood for it, but i wasn’t sure how to make it safe? like do i use sealants and paints or what? i could use melamine but i’d prefer plywood as it’s sturdier and better in general. anyone have any answers at all regarding my plywood dilemma?
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Re: Plywood for a Enclosure?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:48 am

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Re: Plywood for a Enclosure?

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:58 am

I think that would be fine. I am thinking of plywood for my savannah monitor enclosure, so I think it won't be a problem unless you turn it into an aquarium. :lol:
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Re: Plywood for a Enclosure?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:35 pm

Hello,

I agree, plywood is fine, no problem. If you are planning on staining & finishing it, be sure
to let it off gas & dry thoroughly before using it for your dragon. Are you planning on making
it with an open screen/mesh top to place the lights on top?
Go ahead & post pictures of your project, as you are working on it, in phases, etc. We all love
to see pictures!

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