Description: Internally reinforced, melamine sheathed overhead structure measuring 10" high x 3' deep x 6' wide housing all the electrical and lighting units for IguanaWORLD. Built essentially the same as the base unit in the previous step.
Tools Needed: 1 Power Screwdriver, 1 Circular Saw, 1 Jigsaw, 1 Utility Knife
Note: If you follow the pictures above, you should end up with a 1" lip all the way around the inside of the overhead lighting unit. Caulk this well. Like the base unit, it will be used later as an attachment point for the sidewalls and back panels. Everything goes together just like the base unit did. The exception is the internal braces. Make sure they will clear the placement of the lighting units once installed. The timers are the heavy duty outside ones found at Home Depot. They run about 40.00 apiece but their heavy duty construction allows me to sleep better at night. Everything is hard wired.
I used some leftover oak trim to
make the end panel (1) removable. You can use hinges if you want,
however your going to change the timer settings so infrequently, that
I used screws. If I ever have to change things, a second with a power
screwdriver is all I need to concern myself with. (see the last picture
in the set above)
Construction Time : About 2.5 hours