Building the Jumbo Jungle Gym cage
For this enclosure, you'll need [A] pvc poles.
Let's start with the back middle panel and work around the cage to the front door from there...
To make that narrow panel in the middle of the back of the frame:
Cut the pvc poles into
4 lengths of [B] for the horizontals,
and two lengths of [C] for the upper verticals (from the top down),
and then 2 lengths of [D] and finally 2 lengths of [E] at the bottom.
The top connectors are
just two pvc T connectors facing down
and in the middle sections are 4-way cross connectors.
and finally, at the floor level, put two T's on the bottom, facing up.
For this cage design,
you need to push each pvc joint as tight as it'll go.
The trick to that is to use your body weight to push the connectors onto the pvc.
Moving forward... on either
side of that narrow back panel is a larger panel.
Cut and assemble these panels to complete the entire back of the cage.
The eight long horizontals are all [F] lengths of pvc.
The vertical poles are
the same as on the first panel you built:
[C] [D] and [E].
Assemble the three panels
together and push every joint tightly into each connector.
The best way to do this is to turn the entire cage back structure on its side and lean on each joint,
then turn it again and lean on each joint again, and repeat until they're all tightly fit together.
Corners are just two forty-five
degree pvc angle connectors
joined by a 1 3/4" length of pvc
with two more pvc 1 3/4" plugs in the ends.
You'll need to make eight of these corners.
The right and left side narrow panels are easy to make:
Cut the pvc poles into
4 lengths of [G] for the horizontals,
and two lengths of [C] for the verticals (from the top down),
and then 2 lengths of [D] and finally 2 lengths of [E] at the bottom..
Connect them all with
Ts and 4-ways and lean on every joint from
every angle to make everything as tight as it can get.
To make the front large angled panels, it's a repeat of exactly what you did for the back panels:
The long horizontals are
The vertical poles are: [C] [D] and [E].
At this point, you can add the 8 corner connectors and 16 half-corners to form the cage frame shape as shown.
Making the frame was easy!
Next we'll tackle the door...
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