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well i finished the box, it can be removed by 3 screws. its 18" x16"x 4' long.

made some perches out of hickory flooring and added a lil .45 cent bracket easy to screw to the wall. check out the pics

i also cut a hickory stick and made some natural perches.









what do you think? -chris
 

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It's looking good Chris! Very thrifty use of your extra flooring. Thanks for sharing! :)
 

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Interesting perches. Learn something today. What kind of bracket is that? I mean what dimensions?
 

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Thank you very much! I love Lowes and Home Depot. I just go there for fun. LOL! How are the perches though? Are they stable and what screw size did you use? Too many questions I know, but I am just intrigue with this new design that I see.
 

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They are very solid. The wood is solid hickory. I had to pre drill the holes. Then I used a 1" drywall screw 2 in the bottom. I screwed it to the wall with 2, 2 1/2" deck screws. Itd hold my 6 year old son. The wood is 1" thick roughly and I cut 4" x 6"

Cheap and easy....

(Posted from my blackberry on the way back from getting my birds) - chris
 

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That looks REALLY good.

I would add hardware cloth to the front side of the aviary, where the trap is too, especially if you don't have a door to seal the bob trap off at night. Predators could easily come inside.


I left one small spot open on my aviary-with only chicken wire, the rest is enclosed with fencing and reinforced with chicken wire/hardware cloth. There are all kinds of holes in it, where squirrels tried to get in. :eek:
 

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That looks REALLY good.

I would add hardware cloth to the front side of the aviary, where the trap is too, especially if you don't have a door to seal the bob trap off at night. Predators could easily come inside.
In addition to the above, I would also add another hardware cloth layer to the bottom. Predators don't need much to get at your birds.
 

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Thank you again for the info. I love using drywall and deck screws. They are sharp and easy to drive.
 
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