C&c Cage Extension! Help

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At the end of the month I'm donating money to a local rescue and getting some c&c grids and connectors.

Currently I have a 2x5 that houses my 2 girls and a spare cage for my boar. I'm wanting to make an L shaped c&c with a loft and also dividing part so my boar isn't able to get in to the girls. ( i understand I may need more to build the divider up until he's neutered)

I saw a photo on the members gallery of someone who had created a wooden stand for their L shaped cage. If anyone has any idea of what wood I can use to build one myself and also how I go about measuring and insuring sturdiness I would really appreciate it x
 

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I built wooden tables for my L shaped C&C. We used loft boards with pine batons securing with cheep B&Q legs! Mine is 5x2 along the long side with a 2x2 extension on the left

@Laura mason has an amazing raised 'U' (I mean you as in the letter!) shaped enclosure, though not C&C, it is incredible and looks super sturdy!
 
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You could have two tables in an L shape. I have two in a row. (150cm each from ikea).
 

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As regards to choice of piggy safe wood, kiln dried pine and poplar are fine. Air dried pine should be avoided due to the phenols in it. If your piggies aren't chewers or it is going to be covered, most people have use 3/8 or 1/4" standard ply wood to make the shelf, then cover them with lino or cheapo self-adhesive tiles. I hope this helps :)
 

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I simply made basic tables using cut to size conti-board from B&Q and kitchen worktop legs also from B&Q. I joined two together for a straight and then added an extension for my L shape. They are very simple to make.

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My apologies @ChloeCee98, I got completely the wrong end of the stick! :doh: I'm half asleep still :zzz: :))
Our table when the piggies are indoors is a reclaimed pine table which I put piggie safe legs on for the set up underneath. If you want to extend it, I'd have a rummage around your local tip shop/Reusers to see if they have anything suitable or adaptable :)
 

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If the c&c is just resting on the table is it fine they can't get to it to chew ? Or is it the smells off the table x
 

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I built wooden tables for my L shaped C&C. We used loft boards with pine batons securing with cheep B&Q legs! Mine is 5x2 along the long side with a 2x2 extension on the left

@Laura mason has an amazing raised 'you' (I mean you as in the letter!) shaped enclosure, though not C&C, it is incredible and looks super sturdy!
I'd love to see a picture x
 

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If the c&c is just resting on the table is it fine they can't get to it to chew ? Or is it the smells off the table x
Yep, it'll be fine :) If your piggles are chewers and they start attacking the correx, fit some plastic binders on the edge of it to stop them, works a treat.
 

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That's amazing! Going to show my partner now lol x
Thanks ! I've just taken a couple of pic of the undersides (as best I can) if they help? I cannot take much credit for them, my boyfriend is very clever and I just did as I was told - mostly. We also have a tonne of yellow paint still!

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The batons are just 'softwood' from B&Q and the top is made from loftboards. Also from B&Q! They slot together pretty well and are very strong. Not very attractive hence the yellow paint! We did have to cut all the boards as they were just too long and I wouldn't have been able to reach the back & they'd have taken up too much room. My OH has a circular saw which came in handy!
 
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