Uncle Zippy's Old Fashioned
Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:28 PM
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If you want more details let me know.
Edit: Please note the instructions for building these trees are further down the thread in post #10
Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:30 PM
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:58 PM
One more question: How do you keep Buddy from hopping over to that speaker, and sliding down the wire?
Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:08 PM
***thinking hubby is going to kill her for buying yet MORE things for fids***
Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:22 PM
I build them around 5 feet high(don't want them taller than me ). I buy the round large dowel, I think it's 2 inches in diameter and an assortment of smaller dowels suitable for perches. Drill holes the same size as you perch dowels and glue them in using non toxic wood glue. Make sure your perches aren't longer than the base is wide to avoid messes. You can also drill small holes to add food/water/toy cups like this. Sorry but Maya was not ready for this picture.
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Cut the main post to size and affix it to the base with angle brackets and small wood screws. For a base I use a wood with a veneer surface for easy clean up. I also add a trim to keep messes contained. A bead of caulk keeps seeds and stuff from getting caught between the base and trim. Your base can be any size you like just make sure perches don't overhang the base to avoid poop on the floor.
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Add screw in eye hole hooks to attach toys and other goodies.
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Hope that helps. Now get out your saws and screwdrivers and get building.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:36 PM
Guest_I love Tayten_*
Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:07 PM
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:39 PM
There are semi-detailed directions further down this thread.
I think for a single tree it runs me about $50 Canadian.
The most expensive items are probably the hardware. Screws, brackets, castors, the wood itself isn't too costly. So if you can scrounge the hardware you could probably do it cheaper.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:00 PM
I wish I would of seen this thread before I purchased the 2 hanging play gyms. They take up way too much room.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:02 PM
Now if just pick up all that stuff and come to Texas with it we'll get busy....LOl
Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:20 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:00 PM
Whats missing? The pictures and directions are here in this thread.
Is there a particular question you have?
I get it now. Sorry, I'm a lttle thick right now....not enough blood in the alcohol system.
Send the first class tickets to me, and book me the presidential suite. I can be there next week.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:07 AM