Dog Ramp

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Project by Bigjoemann posted 05-07-2012 11:47 PM 3999 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick project built out of necessity for my in-laws. Their highly active pooch is aging quickly. Per the doctor’s orders, she can no longer jump up and down from the back of the SUV. We threw this together in a couple of hours last Friday.

It is made of 1/2” ply, 2 door hinges, glue and screws. They will be adding carpet to the ramp for grip at a later date. Total cost of materials was about $30 from Home Depot. Online, a similar solution was around $100.

Might I mention that it was a beautiful day to be working outside?

Thanks for checking it out.

Comments, questions, suggestions and donuts encouraged.

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 12:53 AM

Great project. The second picture makes it look pretty steep. What we do to care for our 4 legged loved one’s.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 02:22 AM

Great Idea!

-- Ryan

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 02:43 AM

Great way to help out an old friend.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 06:00 AM

Ha, Ha…....this is my next build for my Golden Retriever. The pampered pooch…..............

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 10:57 AM

thanks for caring for the dog..and making a good ramp…bet you get a big puppy smooch for this!

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