The "Bark of the Covenant"

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Project by NDVermin posted 02-15-2019 02:50 PM 2135 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my family recently bought our first small breed dog – Sir Winston, a Wire Haired Dachshund. He’s a great little guy and like many little dogs, seems to love to look out the window, but with those little legs, he can’t see out many of them! So the little guy needed a window seat, but I felt like making something fun with some extra cedar I had laying around. Growing up I was a huge fan of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I thought it would be fun (if not practical) to make one based on the German Crate used in the film to carry the Ark. Still working on a ramp for the little guy, but he seems to like the view!

-- Scott - and

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#1 posted 02-15-2019 02:54 PM

please do not open the crate! thats an awesome project

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 03:10 PM

Winston knows to keep his eyes closed if the top comes off!!!

-- Scott - and

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 03:59 PM

The things we do for our dogs!!!! That is great. He sure look regal on it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 02-15-2019 04:16 PM

Clever crate. Add a doggie door and he can go inside.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 02-15-2019 04:47 PM

Why did the cowboy get a Dachshund?
He was told to “get a’long little doggie”

“Bark of the Covenant”.......that made me giggle out loud.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 02-15-2019 05:56 PM

Very clever, very cool. What a sweet puppy!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#7 posted 02-15-2019 07:03 PM

Very cool project!

-- Community Manager

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#8 posted 02-15-2019 07:52 PM

Thanks Rick M – I never considered a doggy door but that’s a god idea – there’s room enough inside for him!

-- Scott - and

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#9 posted 02-15-2019 08:46 PM

Thanks all for the kind words (Wish it were easier to say thanks inividually!).

-- Scott - and

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#10 posted 02-15-2019 09:54 PM

great project. Super cute dog. Long haired dachshund just won best in show at Westminster

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 02-15-2019 10:03 PM

Thanks Peter! That’s cool about Westminster. I will have to check it out!

-- Scott - and

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#12 posted 02-16-2019 04:26 PM

It has a lot of character and it seems to also be a hit with your dog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-16-2019 04:41 PM

puppy looks very happy on his perch cant wait to see his plank GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ DT3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#14 posted 02-16-2019 06:30 PM

I love it Bark of…..... Great project, and good on you for thinking of Sir Winston’s viewing likes.

Looks like a win win.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 02-16-2019 11:31 PM

This is soooo awesome!!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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