Cabinet for the dogs #1: The Plan

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Blog entry by Ampeater posted 08-15-2013 02:17 PM 3020 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter asked me to recommend the best way to make a cabinet to enclose the two dog crates that she uses for her small dogs (a white West Highland Terrier and a Scotty).

She found this on the net.

Her dogs are small and she doesn’t have room for something this large, so I used Sketchup and came up with this design. It is 58” Wide, 24” Deep, and 32” High.

I bought some cabinet grade oak plywood and I will use white oak for the face frame and the drawer fronts. I am using white oak because I have a lot of it and hardly any red oak. The plywood was cut to rough dimensions yesterday and today I plan to cut the oak and size it.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 11:33 PM

That’s pretty fancy. That’s kind of how I always pictured the Beverly Hills Dog Pound to look. I looked at a lot of cabinet catalogs when redoing my kitchen a few years ago and it looks like they took a high-end bottom cabinet, and two of the 9 or 12” over-fridge cabinets and then for the end they just took the dishwasher-end panels, connected them all and put a countertop on.

It should look pretty good scaled down like you’re doing and if you can match the drawer fronts and toe-kick to something existing already in her house it will look built in.

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 11:55 PM

That looks nice, but one of the nicest I’ve seen were end tables with a door and slats. NO need for a cage! Just a thought.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 10:03 AM

Wow, wonderful cabinetry design and workmanship. You daughter must be really pleased with this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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