7. Peterson Real Hardwood
- 3 years in business
- 26 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Round Rock, TX
"Custom pieces that one could order from one of the online custom encloser stores start at what he charged me for the entire piece and his is much more substantial and structurally sound (for my Iguana that can get up to 15 pounds that is super important). I also loved the fact that he went through the extra effort to make sure the her encloser is super moisture proof. With exotics that have to have a steamer running in their enclosers twice at day, moisture proofing is a big deal. He also built a additional matching sleeping box for her.
The only two issues were the miss judging on if the encloser could be brought into the house in one piece or as two pieces (I thought he was going to bring the encloser in pre-cut pieces and assemble it one site.) Which always tells you to clearly communicate with your wood worker on your options for assembling a specialize piece on site or at the shop. The other small issue was needing to add an additional hole cut in the top (which would have been easier to do while the encloser was on its side), but I will be able to do myself. Over all the encloser is huge (enough living space for my adult Iguana girl), extremely well built, and most of all a beautiful addition to the kitchen nook of our house.
I did have to add some natural rug stripes to the ramps and turf to the second shelf for my Iguana girl to have some grip and wouldn't slip due to the extra water proofing, but with an exotics you will always have to do some extra modifications once the main piece is together and you have to see how your critter interacts with it to know what modifications with will be needed to be added after the fact. I will also be adding a custom man made sitting branch due to the size of her encloser and her size & weight, but again these are extra things that an owner will have to make after the fact.
I highly recommend Matthew for building your custom encloser for your scaly critter family member."