I purchased a buffet cabinet off craigslist for $30 to use as a pedestal for my python enclosure (budget enclosure #1). I was storing all the reptile goodies in there (cleaning supplies, etc) but there was a ton of wasted space. So I decided to turn it into an enclosure for the next snake I purchase. Started with this... Pulled the doors off and removed the center post... Built a frame for the door using 0.5" x 3.5" kiln-dried Whitewood... Stained and sealed the frame, then removed the thin pressboard backing off the cabinet... Replaced the back with a pre-laminated waterproof siding material, removed the shelf, lined the bottom with rubber mating and trimmed it off with urethane molding (tacked down with 18ga brad nails)... 1/4" Lexan (clear polycarbonate) was used for the "window" and was mounted to the frame using 5/16 stainless bolts with rubber grommets, and anchored on opposite end with brass acorn nuts... Two handles mounted on top of frame for easy removal... The door is held in place by four spring-loaded window latches with 5/8" tongue... Installed three 2.75" under-cabinet puck lights... Two 3.5" x 11" vents were installed vertically (one on each side)... The finished product... Total floor space is roughly 8 sqft with 25" of vertical space. Comments welcome.