Ok, I'm a tight wad. I made this kitty crate out of an old milk crate. I added pool noodles to float it, framed the top and covered it with plastic screen wire. I added one hinge for the top opening, right in the middle. I made a latch so fish couldn't flip it open and flop out. I added a rope handle to carry it and added a long piece of rope to tie it off so it can't float away. Ok, I had the old crate laying around I had scrap plastic screen laying around I had rope laying around So all I got in it is 75cents for a pool noodle I hope this tip saves a few of you tight wads a doller as well!