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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    ive really been thinking about this rack and just thought for longevity it might be better off using the shelf upside down so you have a plastic top and the wood on the bottom, but then at that point you have to think about sagging

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    There's always this option, which is two of the Lowes shelving units, yielding four levels and no Eucaboard:



    You have to flip back and forth, using the plastic shelf for both the bottom and the top - I "think" the cuts were 7" each for the legs and then a shorter 3" cut to "couple" the levels together.

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    Quote Originally Posted by rabernet View Post
    There's always this option, which is two of the Lowes shelving units, yielding four levels and no Eucaboard:



    You have to flip back and forth, using the plastic shelf for both the bottom and the top - I "think" the cuts were 7" each for the legs and then a shorter 3" cut to "couple" the levels together.
    robin thats what actually made me think about doing it upside down. but you would get more shelves and keep the price lower if you used the other route

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    I taught they were already upside down.

    There is only eucaboard at the bottom.

    If you flip it, you have plastic on top, and eucaboard at the bottom.

    The only rack I was able to find, at some holes in them. But I taught of using some mesh or screen on it. That will prevent escapes and would help with humidity probably, since my humidity levels are too high.

    Will see what I decide in a few months....

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    yeah i had the exact same problem so i built my rack out of the ones with holes and simply left the tops on the tubs

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    I had the same problem trying to locate the shelf units. I will actually look in the store at lunch and see what I can find.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watever View Post
    Well the Eucabord could react with humidity and water. While it won't happen with plastic.

    The eucabord is there to support the tubs and heat tape. You could use something else, but I don't think you will find something that will do the job as cheap.

    btw : Was there any one who know where to find these in Canada ? Even on the US lowes website, I couldn't find them.
    The only thing close to it was this

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...858&lpage=none

    http://images.lowes.com/product/045989/045989017267.jpg

    And this is what I find around here in Canada but a bit more expensive.
    The 24'' versions are at 89.99$. Not sure it's even worth to build these instead of melamine, other than it's "light weight".

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    Quote Originally Posted by Watever View Post
    I taught they were already upside down.

    There is only eucaboard at the bottom.

    If you flip it, you have plastic on top, and eucaboard at the bottom.

    The only rack I was able to find, at some holes in them. But I taught of using some mesh or screen on it. That will prevent escapes and would help with humidity probably, since my humidity levels are too high.

    Will see what I decide in a few months....
    In the second example - the plastic shelving is the bottom AND the top - you flip it either right side up or vice versa as you build up your shelves. Where my original post took two shelving units to make 7 levels, the second example took the same two shelving units to make 4 levels - with no Eucaboard. So - bottom shelf - right side up, the top is upside down, followed by right side up, upside down, etc.

    The second example houses less animals, and therefore is a little more expensive, but solves some member's worries about the Eucaboard warping or sagging. .
    Last edited by rabernet; 10-21-2009 at 01:54 PM.

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    I was indeed able to find the shelf units at the local Lowes. Will update once the project is complete and post pics as well. The only change I plan on making is using wood that will be routed to facilitate the heat tape I plan to add for belly heat...

    Quote Originally Posted by brad2362 View Post
    I had the same problem trying to locate the shelf units. I will actually look in the store at lunch and see what I can find.

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    Very nice and it looks much lighter then the melamine shelves that some of us have far too many of.

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    Re: The Frugal Herper's Snake Rack

    Any ideas for other kinds of juvenile tubs? The small Van Ness kitty litter pans at my Wal-Warts have a slight incline and lip on them making their top edges uneven with the roof of the shelf.

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