Hi Partha (@PN),
Depending on how far your birds throw their seed out of the cages, I would have thought that an enclosure made from a piece of 285 x 19mm x 2.4m Premium Grade Dressed Pine would capture 95% of debris. 285mm would be over half the height of the cage and if it setback away from the wall I don't see the birds throwing seed at that angle. That would certainly be easier to construct than the framed version I previously mentioned.
thank you so much. This is very helpful and more manageable for a novice like me ! With from a piece of 285 x 19mm x 2.4m Premium Grade Dressed Pine to build the enclosure so saw the wood into two pieces ...
Hi @MitchellMc Mitchell
I have ventured into the store and got the following.
Pine-dressed premium grade of 285 mm x 19 mm x 1.2 mm - 3 pieces of this.
Zenith 8G x 15 MM Galvanised Button Head Stitching Timber Screws - 100 pack
Carinya 140 x 40 x 40 x 2 mm hot-dipped galvanised Builders angle
The screws and the angle was recommended by the Bunnings in-store trade team in Warragul.
My question is Mitchell what sort of drill do I need to use for the wood screws?
Also because I have bought a smaller length timber. I now need to join the two length pieces of the L - what sort of angle or hinge should I use Mitchell to join these two pieces?
I will use the angle I have purchased to create the L shape.
A drill driver would be the correct tool to use for wood screws. However, you could get by with just a screwdriver.
To join the two timber sections to become one longer piece, you'd need to use something similar to a Zenith 75mm Zinc Plated Mending Plate. Alternatively, If you had a small scrap of timber that could also work, you'd screw through it into the two pieces you want to join.
Many thanks @MitchellMc Mitchell. I will get both and give it a go at putting it together.