Hi everyone, so I would like to make a second bigger wheel for the degus for the playpen. Since I had another roller wheel lying around, I am going to use the same wheel and do the stand like butters did.
My only question is... Did I buy the wrong wood ?
I was planning to add some metallic edge to prevent chewing and use varnish to protect the wood from their pee, but one of my rodent-lover friend thinks it's a bad idea. Apparently, kiln dried pin only takes away its essential oil but not the tanin ?
So if you don't mind looking at the wood plank I bought and tell me your opinion on it.
I think it looks OK . . . the only thing is that the knots in pine or spruce can hold the resin more stubbornly than the smooth wood, so if you are uneasy, just give the knots a good sniff to make sure that any that can be reached do not smell strongly of pine resin. If you don't smell any, you are good!!
1 Bichon/Shi-t-zu Ollie (b'gollie), 1 Standard poodle, Indie
Any wide plank like that will be kiln dried. More or less anything for internal construction is kiln dried because it helps stabilise the wood and stop it warping and this is really important for construction.