Reptile Enclosure

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Project by jarler posted 07-15-2009 05:18 PM 39733 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t take credit for the fabrication of this project. That credit goes to my grandfather. I can, however, take credit for the design.

For years I wanted to build my reptiles a nice enclosure. Prior to this, they were in 30 gallon aquariums. One sitting on a table I built out of 2×4s and MDF years ago, the other under the table. It was quite an eyesore. I mentioned this to my grandfather and he told me he could build it if I could design it. So I went home and fired up Sketchup. Two months later, and I have my vision turned into a real piece of furniture.

Now my reptiles are in a very sturdy and secure home, and I have the itch to create more. We recently moved into a new home that has a nice 450 sqft workshop. I just got notice that the power tools I ordered hit the freight terminal today. I’m very excited to get started.

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 06:21 PM

What have you got other then the beardy? Ive had a love affair with reptiles for a while now. Don’t have any now since I have the kids. Shame you can’t keep them in cages (lol). I’ve had 4 Ball Pytons, mali uromastics, black and white tegu, 2 ribbion snakes, lepord geckos, etc. All have gone to the great resting in the sky, or given to competent care takers.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 06:53 PM

Very nice enclosure. Good luck with your new tools!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-15-2009 08:05 PM

I have a ball python in the top. He’s very shy and only comes out after the lights are out. I’ve had him about 8 years and the beardie for about 5. I love ‘em, and any time someone visits, they want to see the reptiles.

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 02:31 PM

Nice cabinet but the reptiles give me the heebiie jeebies.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 08:07 PM

Cool cabinet.

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#7 posted 09-19-2013 11:28 PM

Do u still have the plans? Would like to build something similar for my sons reptiles.

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#8 posted 09-22-2013 11:58 PM

Do you have the sketch up plans?

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 02:50 PM

I’m curious as well if you still have the sketchup files. Thanks!

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#10 posted 10-25-2013 03:26 PM

That is a real nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 03-29-2014 03:33 AM

i want one lol i would love to get one built like this but one cabinet being an incubator

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#12 posted 03-20-2018 02:46 AM

Would love for you to build one of these for me!
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