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Pepperdog

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Looking at the wood I can get easily I wanted to check which ones were safe for piggies when replacing and making parts of the hutch internal areas. I am going to put a second floor down ontop of the exsisting one, with a few newspapers inbetween to line and insulate the flooring for them. I also need to cover up the hole for the ramp as there is no ramp there at the moment.

I have a sheet of plywood as the replacement floor brought it today, perfect size for the whole hutch 6mm thick. I was looking at chipboard, 12mm but I think its a little too heavy for a start as its upstairs and not sure how it would hold up to little teethies.

For the ramp, and railing I could use MDF - but wanted to check this was suitable to use for them, plywood for the length needed would be a tad bendy, unless I used a double thickness - still havent quite figured out how I am going to fix it and how to make it safe for them etc so this is thinking ahead.

I will just put the new plywood floor down as is (when trimmed to size) and this will cover the back hole where a ramp can go, but later on I would like them to have downstairs as a play area for them, upstairs to be food (some downstairs too) and sleeping.
 

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Its alright I have found suitable wood for the ramp, not MDF which I am sure you are supposed to wear face masks if sawing. Anyway, simple hardwood planks cut into the right size.
 
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