Take a look that that base though. It's big, and crammed with fragile details that we can't pack stuff against. Also, the cave is made of foam, but the base is black walnut so it could crush itself in shipping if it gets dropped. What to do?
Then I began to mark and assemble the sub frame that the base would be attached to...
That pretty pencil with the heart? Very important. Get one. Without it your measurements won't be pretty enough.
Next Post: Display pics of the giant squig before the gentle souls at the post office got a hold of it. Tell me your shipping woes or console me in the comments and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain ;)