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YinYangPiggies
09-25-14, 05:32 pm
What size C&C bases can be made from one 4x8 sheet of Coroplast, with a 6" wall?

2x4 & 1x2 loft? 2x5 & 1x2 loft? Or maybe a 3x3 (or 3x4) with loft?

Just want to know what all my options are! I'd like to use the Coro efficiently.

YinYangPiggies
09-26-14, 10:39 pm
Can anyone tell me what size cages they were able to make with a sheet of Coroplast please?

Gforcepiggies
09-26-14, 11:55 pm
I originally made my 2x3 with a 2x2 loft with 6 inch sides and I had a teeny bit of coro left over.

lissie
09-27-14, 12:54 am
Can anyone tell me what size cages they were able to make with a sheet of Coroplast please?

The largest cage you could get from a 4x8 ft sheet is a 3x6 C&C cage with 3.5 inch walls.
For 6" walls, you could get a 2.5 x 6 C&C cage.

Each grid is 14 inches. A 3x6 cage is 42" x 84", leaving 1 inch gap for folding coroplast, the tray would be around 41" x 83" (depends if you use the connectors or not), and that leaves enough for a 3.5" walls all around.

2.5 x 6 cage tray would be around 34" x 83" (depends if you use the connectors or not), leaving enough for 6" walls.

If you want to make the loft, a 4x8 ft sheet will not be enough for 2x5 + 1x2 loft. A 2x5 cage tray is about 27" x 70", with 6" walls, you'll need 39" x 82", that will leave a 48" x 14" sheet scrap piece for the loft. That's not wide enough to make the walls for the loft. You could use it as the loft floor, but the loft will have no walls.

A 4x8 ft sheet is big enough for 2x4 with 1x2 loft.

If you have space, go with the bigger cage without the loft.

Kudos
09-27-14, 01:26 am
Made a 2x4 with a 2x2 loft & ramp, 4" sides in the front & 8" in the back. Still have a 4x66" strip left

pinky
09-27-14, 03:09 am
Best thing to do is set up your grids the way you want them and lay the coroplast under it to get an idea of what you'd need. It also gives you the opportunity to see what dimensions you prefer. Get a yardstick and calculator so you can figure out the actual size you need once you decide. Measure multiple times before you cut. I like to mark it with a pencil and place the grids frame over it to make sure I didn't miscalculate.