Introduction: Guinea Pig Grand Hotel

Size: 2m x 1m x 1,3m

Material: wooden boards,wooden bars, plywood, paint for wood (enamel), PVC panels

Time: 5 days

Cost: about $70

People: 5 children and 1 mom

Step 1: Choosing a Place for the Future Construction

We chose a rectangular enclosure in which guinea pigs can graze on grass.

Step 2: Day 1 Prepare Materials and Start Working

Prepare the timber for the frame and floor boards

Step 3: Tools

Prepare tools: a saw, screwdriver, tape measure, screws, angles

Step 4: A Skeleton Construction

We start with a skeleton construction. We want the house stood on top of the pen. Therefore, the length of our construction = 2 m. Measure out and saw off.

Step 5: Corners

Bar fastening with corners.

Step 6: First Day Target Complete

We are tired!

- materials purchased
- tools developed

- floor skeleton ready.

Step 7: Day 2 Floor

The width of our construction is 1m. Measure out, cut and paint the floor boards.

Step 8: Day 3 Fasten Boards and Bars

When the paint is dry, fasten the boards with screws 35 mm to the base of construction

Step 9: Wall Bars

Fasten wall bars with corners for its strength. The front bars are 130 cm. The rear bars 100 cm. The front bars longer for pent roof.

Step 10: The Back Wall

The back wall of the construction we have made of plywood. Two sheets of 100 cm x 80 cm x 0.8 cm. The desired size cut out a jigsaw.

Step 11: Paint and Strengthen the Rear Wall

Paint and strengthen the rear wall of the frame.

Step 12: Day 4 Windows

Make two windows are open. We need window flat corners, mesh, furniture stapler.
Pre-paint parts of windows and wait 1 day until dry.

Step 13: Fasten the Grid

Fasten bars with areas. The grid fasten with furniture stapler.

Step 14: Day 5 Children Are Waiting for Your Likes

Fasten the rafters and the roof. The roof is made of 5 PVC panels. The edges of the panels are not cut for the additional protection from the rain. Fasten the panel with screws to the rafters.


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