Saturday, August 23, 2008

Creating a bird cage roof

We got two new bird cages for outside but they don't come with a roof. So we make some ourselves! The roofs are made out of scrap wood except for the panels. I reckon you may have some panels lying around as well though.

The roof is a simple, 90 degree model. Start by making the legs for the frame. Cut one side at a 45 degree angle. You need 4 per roof.

A fancy connection is not required so just put pairs in a vice, drill a hole for the screw and screw the two parts together.

The result should look like this.

Add a few more pieces of scrap wood like in this photo and you got your frame.

Put the panels on. Don't worry if your frame is a bit wobbly. After the panels have been screwed on it will be completely steady.

Paint.

And place on top of the cage.

2 comments:

Gerrit said...

Did you think about wind blowing the roof off? (or a Big Bad Wolf, when huffs and he puffs, you never know)

Vincent said...

Ehm, I haven't done a case-study but I think it will be OK. The panels are actually made of cement-board. You need two people to get them on there. I wish the wind a lot of luck hehe. Also the wind can't really get underneath like that.

I'll kick the big bad wolf's ass if he tries to pull anything off :-)