Building the Mini Jungle Gym
For this enclosure, you'll need to buy [A] lengths of 3/4" pvc:
Cut the pvc into two lengths
and two lengths of [C]
and three lengths of [D].
The connectors are twoTs
two Ts on the bottom
and two 4-way crosses in the middle.
The trick to putting them
together is to twist them in.
PVC can be pushed into a connector up to 3/4",
but I would suggest going in only 1/2" for now. You can
always tighten and straighten everything up later -
once all the panels are together.
The trick to that is to use your weight to lean on them,
because there's no way to muscle these joints tight.
Glue isn't necessary,
since a friction fit is plenty strong -
and who knows, you just might want to take this cage apart someday!
After you have made four
and made them match each other...
your cage can start to take shape
by connecting the panels to each other with
Corners are just two forty-five
degree angle connectors
joined by a [E] length of pvc
with two more pvc plugs in the ends.
You'll need to make [F] sets of corners.
Go ahead and connect all the panels now.
Here's the shape you're looking for:
The two back panels are
joined with [E] sections of pvc,
leaving no space between the panel connectors.
Cut two more
[B] poles and
two more [C] poles.
Connect them as shown to turn the front corners.
They form the opening where the door will be attached.
Now you have the basic cage shape together:
Next we'll tackle the door...
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