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In the dog house (my mutt gets her own bed)

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Project by Woodknack posted 11-07-2012 05:44 PM 2152 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to build a dog bed out of 5/8” particle board for our poor, unspoiled, mutt.

Base built with biscuits, glue and screws. At some point I switched from inches to centimeters, never do this mid-project. The base ended up a bit shallower than I meant but the dog won’t care. Base is screwed into cleats that are screwed to the bottom. The walls are attached to the floor and roof with pocket screws (not shown). It also doubles as a night stand.

Polly just sort of accepted it as hers without fanfare … no For Me? looks, just curled up and plopped down like it had always been there.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 11-07-2012 06:18 PM

Like it was meant to be there :) Nice!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 06:55 PM

It’s nice when your woodworking benefits the whole family!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 07:41 PM

Cool dual purpose, I like it. Ahhh how we love those 4 legged friends!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 07:46 PM

Good job and I am sure appreciated

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 08:26 PM

I see your woodworking is going to the dogs but in this case it appears the dog appreciates it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 11-07-2012 09:55 PM

Feels like a castle to him. :)

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 03:35 AM

Ah, it’s a dog’s life . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 11-08-2012 03:15 PM

Obviously, working like a dog isn’t working much at all! Love this project and the pic of your dog.

S

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Woodknack

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#9 posted 11-08-2012 08:15 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments. Now I just gotta paint this thing so it isn’t so ugly.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 11-09-2012 04:50 AM

Nice dog, nice bed.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#11 posted 11-09-2012 05:22 AM

Why paint?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 11-09-2012 06:31 AM

The particle board is kinda ugly and I don’t think I can veneer around the half round edges.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 11-09-2012 01:26 PM

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#14 posted 11-09-2012 06:17 PM

Polly Anna is a lab/mutt. We got her from the SPCA and were the third owners. The first owner had a boyfriend who was abusive to the dog and instead of getting rid of the boyfriend, she got rid of the dog. The second owner’s house burned down and Polly narrowly escaped. Afterward they moved into an apartment which didn’t allow dogs. By the time we got her she was full of bad habits, didn’t like men very much and occasionally would nip me. We almost took her back but the SPCA sent a dog trainer to the house and straightened us all out. I’ve had dogs since I was a pup and thought I knew all about them but there are always new things to learn. Once she knew her place she settled down and now she’s my best bud and follows me everywhere. She still doesn’t like certain men although I’ve never detected the pattern, it isn’t skin color, height nor anything specific that I can fathom but it is something she can detect at a distance even passing during a car ride.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 11-09-2012 06:54 PM

You said, She still doesn’t like certain men although I’ve never detected the pattern, it isn’t skin color, height nor anything specific that I can fathom but it is something she can detect at a distance even passing during a car ride.

It’s funny that animals, dogs, cats, and others can assess character so quickly and in many cases be correct! I don’t know what they are sensing but it is upsetting to the animal!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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