Reclaimed barn wood dog crate

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Project by BFamous posted 01-26-2018 01:46 PM 3510 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a custom rustic barn wood dog crate we built for our friends – with the majority of the barn wood reclaimed from their own barn. The piece is approximately 36? high, 60? wide, and 29? deep; with interior dimensions of 30? x 56? x 26? – plenty of room for a large dog to move around and stretch out. Of course, it is on locking casters too so it can be easily moved around.

The frame of this piece is made from the reclaimed barn wood, which was 2×6 stock resawn down to 2×3. The sliding barn door also started as 2×6 material which we cut down to 1×2 stock. The barn door was the only piece of this where we used a Kreg jig and pocket hole screws. The rest of this barn wood dog crate used miter joints for the front corner, while the back and bottom were attached in rabbets we cut in the outer frame.

The spindles are standard 1/2? rebar, cut to the appropriate length and painted with a hammered black spray paint. They are are recessed about 1? into the wooden frame to ensure the dog can’t push them out or crack the wood while leaning on them.

This barn wood dog crate also includes custom, hand made barn door hardware we made ourselves. We made this barn door hardware from standard flat bar steel and pulley wheels. We even made custom clevis pins from 5/8? steel rod to hold the wheels in place.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 12:05 AM

That’s pretty cool….GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 04:40 PM

Really well built – love seeing barn wood get new life. Nice job with the hardware !!

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 05:59 PM

Thank you psully.
I love giving old wood new life too. It can be a little more difficult and frustrating to work with sometimes because it’s never straight or square, bit it’s hard to beat the beauty.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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