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Upper Levels Make upper level more sturdy?

GusGusandOreo

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Hello everybody! Today I think I finally settled on a design for my C&C. It's a 4x3 with a loft all the way around except right in the middle. I was curious on how I could make the top level more sturdy. I was thinking of using a closet rod and cutting it and zip tying it on to add support. I don't want to use grids because I want to leave the bottom as open as possible. I currently am using two grids in the middle and it is supported quite well except the side with the ramp. Any suggestions?

Thanks much!:)
 
Closet rod will work. 2x2 lumbers would probably be cheaper though.
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Thank you! That will be perfect. I didn't even think of putting them horizontally. I'll have to go pick up some 2x2's tomorrow!
 
I used L shaped shelf brackets on mine and it works.
 
So ironic ... I just completed the framework for my multi-level C&C cage last evening, and the middle part of the top level is sagging a bit. So this thread topic is very timely.

Closet rod will work. 2x2 lumbers would probably be cheaper though.
So a 2x2 piece of lumber will fit within the grid square(s)?
At least, that's how it looks within your photo.
 
Yes, a 2x2 lumber is actually 1.5x1.5 inches. The 2x2 was the measurement when they cut the wood and haven't dried them.
 
The 2x2's worked great. I just finished up my cage and the top level is sturdy as can be. Plus, it only cost me a little over 2$ :) Thank you lissie!
 
You're welcome!
 
I went and got myself a 2x2 as well .... the ends don't seem to fit within the grid squares as I thought they would, but I measured it out and had it cut such that it wedges nicely - without significantly bending out the side grids.
 
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