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DIY Vivarium plywood sealer?

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My boyfriend and I have decided to go ahead and give all 4 girls a much deserved housing upgrade. I have been in the process of saving up for 2 double ferret nations, however my boyfriend wants to opt for a more modern look and build our own vivariums. We have all the dimensions and general draft for our vivariums, the only thing I am unsure of is how to go about sealing them. We have decided to go ahead and make them out of plywood, and seal them with a clear coat wood sealer. We may stain them prior to sealing them, we haven't quite decided yet.

I was just curious as to if anyone had any information as to what wood sealer would be appropriate and safe? I came across this one on a reptile form as I have also been looking there for an answer.


Or is there a better alternative that comes to mind?

Any information at all is helpful, pictures would also be appreciated. :smile:
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Thank you so much for the quick reply. My boyfriend is now debating about making it out of melamine instead, as it is already water proof. This way we only need to seal the joints and that makes the waiting time a little less. Plus, we were able to find a good price at our local home depot. We found a 4ft x 8ft sheet goes for just under $50.

We aren't starting the project until next week, however I will definitely add pictures once we've got it up. I'm so eager and I can't wait!
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