Just starting this thread beacause today Im starting to assemble parts for a RETF habitat. The cage is going to be roughly 34"L x 24"D x 34ish"T. It will have a bottom made of Plexi glass, and 3 sides made of Great Stuff Expanding foam/Eco Earth substrate for the background. The front will be made of plexiglass/wood for viewing and access. And Of course a Wood Top. Start off with the parts list to get this done. Tools: Miter box: for cutting wood Skill Saw: Cutting more wood Jig Saw: Detailed or curved wood and plexi-glass cuts Utility Knife: Multiple uses Tape Measure: Got to have things measure up. Power Drill: dont forget to pre-drill (handy)Electric Stapler: I use this to sheet the outside of the cage with 3/8" Underlayment for finishing. Materials: This is where things can get spendy depending on your connections . -2 2' x 5' sheets of 3/8" plexi glass (i get mine from Lowe's) -1 Tube of Aquarium Sealent. -4 1"x2" Pieces of Oak Finish wood (Lowe's) they use this for cabinets. -3 4' x 5' Sheets of 3/8" Underlayment (Lowe's) --- Cans of Great Stuff Expanding Foam (as much as you need or want) -2 Tubes of GE Silicone II brand Caulking. Brown or black blends in the best. -2 bricks of Eco Earth or Exo Terra makes some as well Coconut Substrate. --- Cork bark --- branches --- Cups or bottles for Planters --- Any other sort of stuff you wanna incorporate for decoration and climbing Just be sure is Herp Safe! Start By Building from the ground up so to speak. Base or (tank portion) first and so on. Pictures of construction soon to come. Its time for another step in Aquarium Sealent.