Ironically, I am a bit of a wood freak but I decided to eliminate as much of it as I can from the day cages for my Serama. The cages are in a paddock. My only daytime predators are hawks. I use the J clips as fasteners. This cage took about an hour to build. I've started the next cage and am trying to make it more refined. The top will open on this cage. I improvised a bending brake with 2 hardwood planks, 2 clamps & a lump hammer.