Add Plastic Sides to a Screen Cage

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The screen Reptibreeze cages are cheap and lightweight, however, they are bad at holding humidity. Lets makes some plastic sides to keep that humidity in!

 

Materials

Utility knife

Black paint

Glue – Gorilla glue is used here

Painters or masking tape

Gem studs

Double sided tape

Plastic wrap – not the stuff you wrap food with, get the stuff they wrap gift baskets with. Go to a craft store.

 

 

1) Get some rectangular balsa wood and cut it to fit snugly on the inside of the metal frame that creates the cage. The balsa wood is easily cut with the utility knife.

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2) Corner closeup

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3) Paint the wood black

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4) Put the tape against the screen and cage frame. This will prevent the wood frame from gluing  itself to the screen cage. Glue it all together in place. This will help you maintain square corners.

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5) Closeup of the finished corner. Trim extra glue carefully. Paint it black.

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6) Get the gem studs, the double sides tape and the plastic wrap ready to go.

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7) Put tape all along the frame.  Place the frame on top of the plastic wrap (not pictured).

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8) Fold the plastic wrap over the side of the wooden frame and press it against the tape.

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9) Use the studs to “nail” it all together. Just press the studs in by hand. This why you used balsa wood 😉

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10) The finished frame.

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11) The installed frame. If it doesn’t fit perfectly, just add a bit pf painters tape to the corners.

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