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Building a wooden terrarium cabinet

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by jai, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. jai

    jai Orchid addict

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    Has anyone had experience with making a terrarium out of wood and coating the I side with pond epoxy or liquid rubber sealent?
     
  2. Jgrimm1055

    Jgrimm1055 Jonathan loves Masdevallias!

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    Funny you put this post up. I'm thinking of using an old wood and glass display case. I'm gonna use some kind of sealant to make it waterproof. When I get going on it I'll let you know if it holds out.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    You might want to read about plywood aquariums. There are lots of good info. I make water catch trays in the grow tents with plywood and lumbers. First, I used elastomeric paint (frequently used for roof). It lasted 4 years or so, but the paint started to peel. Now I'm trying Dry-lok, but I'm using plastic sheets (the ones used for vapor barriers) on it, so the wood doesn't touch water much. It would definitely better with the kind of paint which plywood aquarium people use.
     
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    I was also thinking if the build word out I will create another for dart frogs. I was thinking pond epoxy because it needs only one coat, silicone and glues will stick to it and non toxic. Liquid rubber sealant is non toxic, no glues stick to it, it takes a few coats, and its flexible.