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Cage Cutting corrugated plastic for a 3 x 5 C&C

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Hello! Does anyone know the measurements I would need for a 3 x 5 C&C enclosure with 14 inch grids? As the websites that sell them are quite pricey And I am aware you make your own. I found a 4‘ x 8‘ corrugated plastic sheet For $30 on Home Depot, if someone has done this before I would love some advice and measurements! 😅
 
Hello! Does anyone know the measurements I would need for a 3 x 5 C&C enclosure with 14 inch grids? As the websites that sell them are quite pricey And I am aware you make your own. I found a 4‘ x 8‘ corrugated plastic sheet For $30 on Home Depot, if someone has done this before I would love some advice and measurements! 😅
I can't answer your questions directly because it has been SO long since I made my cage which is 2x5 with a 2x2 loft.

I can recommend a little-known tool which is called the Coro Claw. It is invaluable when cutting the coroplast on only one side so as to be suitable for folding. It enables you to cut along the "grain" of the coro (lengthwise), but you still have to cut transversely with a razor knife. The major portion of your cuts will be along the grain.
 
thanks for the tip! does anyone else know? Also, is it possible to use one 4‘ x 8‘ corrugated plastic sheet for a 3 x 5
14 inch grid enclosure? I’m pretty sure I saw this was answered previously and they said that it was possible as long as the walls were 3.5 inches high.
 
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The 4’x8’ sheet of Coro is 48” x 96”.

The measurements of a 3x5 grid cage (14” grids) is 42” x 70”. You will want to make the floor space slightly smaller to fit inside the grid. I would subtract 1” to give you 1/2” on each side. If you plan to have connectors on the bottom of the grids, you’ll have to measure them and subtract that measurement.

So if you cut your Coro to 48” x 76”, and you score it all around for 3.5” walls, your finished floor size should end up being 41” x 69”.

If anyone else would check my math, that would be great.
 
The 4’x8’ sheet of Coro is 48” x 96”.

The measurements of a 3x5 grid cage (14” grids) is 42” x 70”. You will want to make the floor space slightly smaller to fit inside the grid. I would subtract 1” to give you 1/2” on each side. If you plan to have connectors on the bottom of the grids, you’ll have to measure them and subtract that measurement.

So if you cut your Coro to 48” x 76”, and you score it all around for 3.5” walls, your finished floor size should end up being 41” x 69”.

If anyone else would check my math, that would be great.
Ok thanks! I actually did this math already after posting Because nobody responded lol. we got the same answer so I think your right lol
 

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