Dog Kennel End Table

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Project by Russell Eck posted 04-18-2018 02:24 PM 2571 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this dog kennel end table for my mini dachshund a month ago and forgot to post it!

The kennel part is made out solid bubinga and has aluminum rod bars that I cut and recessed into holes. I used the Festool domino for all the joinery to make sure it would never come apart. I then processed a granadillo slab I had to waterfall over the top and back of the kennel. This is held on with screws from the inside so that in the future I can remove it and add a metal leg should the need arise. This matches my other end table on the other side of the couch (minus the kennel of course).

Project is finished with sealcoat shellac and General Finishes Satin Polyacrylic. And yes…. it weighs a ton haha.

Design wise I would have ideally had a wider piece of granadillo than the kennel itself My selection for granadillo slabs is extremely limited so I worked with what I could get.

Questions, comments, and critiques are welcome

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#1 posted 04-18-2018 02:38 PM

very nice i have a dashound as well

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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#2 posted 04-18-2018 02:44 PM

Nice looking build, very practical.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 04-18-2018 03:04 PM

He genuinely loved the kennel when I threw his blankets in there. I had a smaller plastic one that I think was starting to cramp him. This one also has better ventilation than the plastic kennel I had

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#4 posted 04-18-2018 04:35 PM

Nice build. They are great for those times when you need to leave a young dog alone but can’t quite trust them not to get into trouble. I made something similar but fitted to an inside corner of the bedroom. The dog treated it as her “den” and when she got old enough to trust on her own I took the door off and stored it away for the next young dog when this one is gone. It is her secure place to sleep. That’s her in the pict.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 04-18-2018 08:02 PM

Yeah he sleeps in the kennel and we put him in their when we leave the house. It definitely blends and looks a lot nicer than a plastic crate sitting on the side of our couch =)

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#6 posted 04-19-2018 12:05 AM

Nice kennel. As you know, there is never a time you can leave a Dachshund alone. :-)

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#7 posted 04-19-2018 01:04 AM

Very Nice Indeed Russell & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 04-19-2018 01:18 AM

Wow… nicest kennel I’ve ever seen. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 04-19-2018 02:25 PM

Thanks guys, glad you can appreciate it!

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#10 posted 04-20-2018 06:37 AM

Great looking kennel and beautiful piece of wood.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#11 posted 04-22-2018 12:10 PM

That is bad to the BONE. See what I did there? I love that idea.

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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