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Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 01-13-2019 11:45 PM 1719 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After perusing the web, a coworkers’ wife was in search of a set of dog steps for their new puppy; she messaged me after seeing some of my previous work and wanted to know if I’d be interested in building a set for her. I searched the web as well looking at designs and prices, and after some calculations, I gave her a quote. Little did I know this project would take as long as it did, but I am happy with the results, and I am sure she will be as well. I am always trying to hone my skills and learn new ones along the way, and after cutting this many half laps, I can honestly say I have it figured out and I want a tenoning jig to make the next time easier. I used pine for the frame and treads, and instead of using beadboard paneling, I opted for engineered flooring and was pleased with the result. The trim is all made from Larch, attached with glue (no nails), and finished with boiled linseed oil. The carpet on the treads comes off in case they need to clean it should there be an accident. Time to deliver this to its four-legged users and owner; hopefully, the puppy won’t dislocate its hip anymore!

-- Jake





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#1 posted 01-14-2019 04:24 AM

It cane out very nice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 01-14-2019 05:52 PM

Nicely built.

I have a short legged Corgi who is allowed to get our our bed (but no other furniture). It is to high for her to jump up so I made a carpeted ramp instead of steps which in my case works better. Because of their long body and short legs Corgis are not fond of steps.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 03-24-2019 03:12 PM



It cane out very nice

- NormG


Thank you

-- Jake

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#4 posted 03-24-2019 03:14 PM



Nicely built.

I have a short legged Corgi who is allowed to get our our bed (but no other furniture). It is to high for her to jump up so I made a carpeted ramp instead of steps which in my case works better. Because of their long body and short legs Corgis are not fond of steps.

- LesB


I can see how steps would be a problem for a Corgi but the little ones they have on it love the stairs and one even perches herself on the top step like she’s a queen.

-- Jake

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#5 posted 12-30-2019 01:51 PM

Looking at making one of these for our dog. I really like your design. Gives me some direction. Great build and thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 01-25-2020 03:46 PM



Looking at making one of these for our dog. I really like your design. Gives me some direction. Great build and thanks for sharing.

- drewpy

Thank you for the kind words and I can’t wait to see your end result!

-- Jake

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