I didn't, lol.
I was asking questions at my local Home Depot about using the boards and they got a kick out of it was being used for a tortoise enclosure.
They have a large vertical table saw setup with a vacuum to cut 4 x 8 sheets for customers and cut all the boards for me. Even with the commercial set up with a vacuum there was still a good amount of very fine dust. Can't imagine the mess cutting with a circular saw at home.
I just put Shelly and her new enclosure today.
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Out of curiosity I looked at the Home Depot website and they actually sell the saw that they use for customers. The saw itself swivels so it can cut length wise by sliding the board on rollers at the bottom.
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If your only making one enclosure that saw would be a little to pricey at over $3K for a single DIY project, LOL.
That's such a cute picture..."as long as my head is covered, no one will be able to see me" logic at work."How's Shelly liking the new tub?"
She's going through the "I HATE CHANGE" syndrome. I'm assuming she's looking for some middle ground between the hide and the basking area so I added some covered structure and I guess it worked as she found it, left to eat and returned to it.
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I also took a look at PA2019's build and I think a second story is coming when she's in her outside summer enclosure.
Like my post asked, "advise from members that have PVC enclosures" as there's no substitute for experience.