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Have you also considered getting your pig a friend? I know this is OT, but if you are going to make her a bigger cage to make your pig happier, then why not make her REALLY happy and get her someone to play with? It is not much harder to keep a cage clean that has two pigs than it is for one.
Just remember to quarantine. I have learned that the hard way in the past. It's especially a good idea if you have a five year old piggie who may not be able to recover from illness as easily.
You want to quarantine a new pig for three weeks before introducing them. Guinea pigs are notorious for hiding symptoms of illness, and this quarantine lets you know for sure that they are healthy and gives the newbie a chance to destress from the change of location before you put them together. If you build your original pig a C&C cage, you can use the old store cage for quarantine for those three weeks.
No need to do any sewing unless you're really creative. I cut my fleece long enough, so I can clip the edges over the tray with binder clips. Puppy pads are the disposable pads you can put on the floor or in crates when you're housebreaking a puppy. You can get them in the pet sections in most discount stores, drug stores, or even dollar stores. As far as coroplast, check sign stores, art stores, or hardware stores. I don't know particular stores in State College, but I would think it should be reasonably easy to find in a college town.
Also, you may want to get a younger pig. It is usually easier to introduce a younger pig to an adult.
If you are still having troubles finding the things you need, I suggest going to www.yellowpages.com, or the canadian one YellowPages.ca(TM). It's an extremely useful source, and all you have to type in the box is something like "Hay and Food". It will usually trake you to a bunch of links to stores around your area.
Oh, and I'm sorry about the 12 years thing. Here's where I got that from: CavyPop.com! Guinea Pig Homes, Cages and bedding Information
Ok. All you need to do is type in "coroplast" or "corogated plastic". Or if you have a local Rona, phone them and ask for coroplast cutting and prices. They'd be more than willing to assist you in this, but just incase, I would tell them what you need the coroplast for. If you dont want to cut the shape into it, someone there should be able to help you.