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Project by Albe posted 03-31-2019 09:37 PM 1052 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a pen for my dog to hang out. Used Batu decking for the case work and aluminum 1/4 rod. The top is made of Sapele. I used Rockler's European sliding door hardware and lid stay torsion hinges in case it needs to be open for cleaning. The floor was vinyl flooring. Thank you for viewing and I hope it gives someone else some ideas. I dd not want to spend $130 dollars for the plywood back, but will change it out once I need some for another project.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#1 posted 04-01-2019 01:43 AM

Great looking crate. He’s so small (and cute), I’m surprised he can’t squeeze through the bars.

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#2 posted 04-01-2019 02:26 AM

Wow, Great Job! I like the hinged top – all the ones I’ve seen only have the door so to clean you have to get on hands and knees and crawl inside. What type of finish did you use? And the most important question: How does the little guy like it?

Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 04-01-2019 11:22 AM

Excellent. I like the access top.

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#4 posted 04-01-2019 02:13 PM

We had a Dachshund before him and he was a lot bigger. I had to modify the lower half with plexiglass. He still climbs out the top. He is only 12 weeks old and soon should be a bigger if not I’ll have to add some fencing.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#5 posted 04-01-2019 02:14 PM

I have been putting his toys and food in it haven’t gpt him to hang out in it yet.

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#6 posted 04-02-2019 12:50 PM

That’s some exotic digs for a pooch!

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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