Starting My Heated Night Box(Suggestions Welcome)

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Today I picked up almost everything to build a heated night box for my sulcata. I started the framing and expect to finish everything I can with the exception of what I'm waiting on to be delivered. It is going to be 4'lx4'wx2'h with an 18"hx12"w entrance at one end and the entire roof will be hinged to open. I ordered a kane 13.5"lx36"w heat mat to put on one end of the box and a radiant heat panel and both with be connected to a thermostat. Any suggestions on where to mount the heat panel? I am looking at either mounting it on the ceiling or the back wall. Here's the start of the framing.... 20151120_141426_resized.jpg
 

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Here are some updated pictures of it going together and starting to paint. The paint is hard to see since it's getting dark and it's a satin color. I think my dogs want one for themselves.
 

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Nice.

How will you keep the rain from dripping in?
 

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I plan on adding an overhang but didn't calculate for it when I bought everything so I need to make a trip for some more framing lumber to make it
 

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Also, @Tom you use the radiant heat panels... do you recommend mounting from the ceiling or a wall? I will also have a Kane heat mat to hopefully help maintain temps in the lower part of the box
 

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