Re: Making your own wooden ware and extractors!
Here is what I found being a cheep woodworker: Get (2) 10’ boards you can get 3 hives / supers ($12 per board here at the lumber store). If you finger joint the boards prior to cutting to depth you can add the plywood and get and inner cover per hive after you cut them apart. One of them take scrap wood and make some triangles for a bee escape. The remainder you can rip to make a telescoping cover with another piece of plywood in the cover. Now you have three hives, two inner covers , one bee escape, one telescoping cover for the $24 of lumber and piece of T1-11 plywood. Cover does not have metal cover but the exterior sheeting holds up well here.
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)