Doggie Gate

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Project by James posted 03-31-2010 01:10 AM 2784 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think you guys and gals will get a laugh at this. I had to make a doggie gate with some style. So I decided to make the gate out of some left over mahogany. The joints are through mortise and tenons, half lap and handcut dovetails on the ends. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 01:12 AM

You must have one mighty fine pooch!!

Nice work!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Joe , Humble, TX

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 01:18 AM

Nice> I am looking to make a couple myself. Well done.

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 02:16 AM

Now that’s one heckuva lot better than the metal accordion gate we picked up in Target – and a lot classier!

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Michael Hacker

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 02:38 AM

i love the gate, the flat metal hardware is another story.
making the ends slightly thicker, you could counter sink the bolt heads, and plug them!
constructive ideas aside, excellent job… its really beautiful!

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 02:58 AM

Unfortunately when we moved in I didn’t have a lot of time for design concepts and the plastic gates were not working very well and dogs escaping. So I designed and built in one day the dogs were driving me crazy! Next design I agree needs concealment of the fasteners. All of my furniture is fastener free and all mechanical joints.

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 03:32 AM

hardware is a fact of life, and can often accomplish what wood cannot, but hiding it is where its at!
truthfully.. this, and all your other projects are AWESOME.
I really like your end tables the most, the bench is also very excellent…
keep up the excellent work, and keep posting projects, we all will watching intently!

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 03:43 AM

Very appreciative of your positive comments Michael.

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#8 posted 03-31-2010 11:35 AM

I like it…so would my dogs, my American Bulldog puppy 45 lbs 5 months, would see a chew toy.

My American Bulldog/Boxer mix, 75 lb, would just head butt it like he does doors and the glass on my front storm door, had to replace that.

Then again he jumps 4-5 foot fences.

My Louisiana Catahula wouldn’t care but she holds a grudge. As long as she can watch me in my shop she is a happy dog.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#9 posted 03-31-2010 02:14 PM

That has to be one of the nicest dogie gates I ever seen. Looks good!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 03-31-2010 08:18 PM

Nice dog door. I usually only need to cordon them off 2-3 times a year. This would look better than the plywood I put up the last time…

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 12:03 AM

My Dad had a German sheppard that was kept in the Kitchen by a 1×12 across the doorway when she was a pup. The board fell on her feet and now she will not cross over any board laying across a doorway even if it is laying flat. Mine, well I have to hit them in the head with the board (just kidding) .
Thanks, I just wanted to share that story. Nice job on the gate though.

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 04:15 AM

Very nice! I like the joinery. It wouldn’t keep my brainless Maltese dogs in, though. They’d leap right through those square holes.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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