+Andy Dillon +Omari Stephens
or other handy people:
I need to build or buy something of the following specifications:
I want a wooden box with a door I can padlock, with about two feet square footprint, maybe three or four feet tall. It should provide decent protection from the elements (rain, at least) but very importantly
also needs to NOT be airtight--ventilation to the outside is extremely important. Sturdy, going to stand up to sitting on my deck ~permanently, and unlikely to be knocked over or opened by a dog or child, but resistance to actual force majeure is less important. Basically think a doghouse with a lockable door and you won't be too far off.
Can I build this from scratch with minimal tools (I have a decent collection of hand saws/drills/etc, a basic circular saw and Dremel multitool, and similar, but not real table saws or the like) or do I need to commission this professionally?
The intended purpose is, err, a LN2 hutch. I want a box I can leave a dewar in that will keep it from being actively rained on and make it difficult for a dog or neighbor-child to ruin their own day in a way that would make me liable, but in terms of actual security I'm not too worried (the dewar will be chained down anyway.) One has to leave them outside and ventilated to the open air for safety reasons, but I don't want to just sit it uncovered on my porch ~permanently.