Thank you and It doesn't sound weird at all! I found some wooden craft boxes at walmart and broke then down into pieces. The sides of the lids were perfect for the railing. I used super glue to assemble and made sure it aired or for a good long while before bringing it in. I used some left over burlap from Christmas for treading, but it was a pain to work with. I've seen some use reptile carpet or a light grade sand paper. I didn't put any back legs because it is balanced on his hide and dug into the substrate as well. I spent a lot of time online looking at other people's designs before made it. I hope that helps!