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How to build an indoor bird enclosure?

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

Hi Partha (@PN),

 

I'd suggest that you'd need a drill driver and a handsaw or circular saw

 

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.

 

Mitchell

 

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PN
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Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

Hi Mitchell

 

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 ...

 

Thanks

Partha

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StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

Hi Partha (@PN),

 

There are no silly questions here and you're more than welcome to ask as many as you like. We're here to help.

 

@MitchellMc will be more than happy to assist when he's back on the site on Friday. Thanks so much for your patience in the meantime.

 

Stevie

 

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PN
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Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

Many thanks Stevie and good to e-meet you. 

 

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Partha

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PN
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Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

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. 

 

Many thanks 

Partha

 

 

 

 

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

Partha (@PN),

 

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.

 

Mitchell

 

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PN
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Re: Indoor Bird Enclosure

Many thanks @MitchellMc Mitchell. I will get both and give it a go at putting it together. 

 

Thanks

Partha

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