There are many questions about how I made the lid of my Ikea detolf. That is why I decided to explain it to you in this blog.
Always measure the dimensions carefully before you start!
What do you need
- 5 wooden slats of 20 x 30 mm 156 cm
- 1 MDF plate
- 4 hinges
- chicken wire with holes of 1 cm x 1 cm
- a staple gun
I made the sides of the lid from an MDF plate. You can also use a different type of wood, this is entirely your own choice. It is important that you take the thickness of the plate into account, otherwise you will run into problems with the dimensions later. Below you can see how to cut them to size. Repeat this step 2 times so that you have two sides.
If you have cut the two sides to size, you can assemble the frame. We start with the back of the lid. Here you need 3 wooden slats, 6 screws and the 2 sides of the frame.
The lid flip is the same idea. For this you need 2 wooden slats, the 2 sides of the lid and 4 screws.
Now that we’ve done that, you can choose to give the lid a lick of paint. I made my lid white, because my detolf is also white. When you have painted it, it is time for the chicken mesh. I attached the mesh to the outside of the lid with a staple gun
Now we are going to attach the lid to the frame. We do this by means of 4 hinges. When you have completed this step the lid is ready and you can place it on the detolf. As you may know, the Ikea detolf has a kind of aluminum skeleton. This is where the lid rests on. If you want to make the lid for a different type of cage, you will have to think about where you want the lid to lean.
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