Looks like a diy vision rack.
Sort of the inspiration. I have a vision rack in the room already. If they had one in the size I needed, and I had the money, I would probably just had bought another. I also just wanted something to build though.
If you have access to a chop saw, you can save a lot of time cutting that pipe.
Very much time! I ended up using my neighbors chop saw to finish because it was cold. Was very fast!
Be careful with flexwatt on raw wood. There have been a spate of reptile breeder's fires and flexwatt on raw wood is just asking for a disaster, especially if you are using those little alligator clip connectors.
I was debating putting down a layer of file tape, and then putting the flexwatt over it. I haven't done it yet though. I thought about using my Dremel to route out a channel for heat rope too.
Did the rack end up rigid or a little wobbly?
It is sturdy, but if I grab it, I can make it wiggle. It only wiggles a little the long way though. I would say it is just as stable as a wooden book shelf you would buy and put together, if not more. I would make a video of me pushing on it, but that wouldn't reflect how much force I put on it. I can tell you that I hit the shelf with my van when pulling into my garage, and it didn't even have a scratch
If you glued everything together, I doubt it would wiggle at all, but I wanted to leave the spacers un glued so the heights could be adjusted.