New dog, new bed!

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Project by Len posted 12-26-2008 12:18 AM 2510 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, we finally acquired a dog. Visited the pound, fell in love, came home with Sophie, who looks like an American Eskimo dog. Would a simple pillow serve as her sleeping place? Not for Sophie!
My wife found this lovely “bedroom” in a dog fancier’s magazine… and issued the request you just can’t say “no” to…
Here’s the result, (red oak, a little stain, and lots of polyurethane.)
Well, here’s Sophie! (She likes to help with the dishes after dinner.)

-- Len Rogers

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 01:00 AM

I can honestly say that is the nicest dog cage I have ever seen. Love how it doubles as a misson-style nightstand. Good work.

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 01:05 AM

You could have shown more of Sophie than just her tail. Nice crate anyway.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 03:33 AM

I guess this means the dog doesn’t sleep on your bed, or are you in the dog house.

A very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-26-2008 04:02 AM

Now that’s a Dog House. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 12-26-2008 04:32 AM

Doggie mansion! Let’s see the occupant.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-26-2008 05:10 AM

Nice Job But Where Is The Dog

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 12-26-2008 08:20 AM

Good looking crate and it looks a lot “warmer” than those metal or plastic crates.
I could see that idea being used as a dual purpose pieced of bedroom furniture. A lamp table by the human’s bed and dog bed in the crate; especially for smaller dog like my Welch Corgi. Having owned and trained many dogs I know they are a lot happier if they can sleep in the same room with their owner and a comfortable crate also becomes their place of sanctuary or retreat in times of stress. I’m going to mull that idea over for my own use. If I mention the idea to my dog owning friends I will probably start getting requests to build them (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-26-2008 08:58 PM

I think some one is going to get pampered to death. I agree with Jim you have to include a picture of the “owner” of this estate.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#9 posted 12-27-2008 02:23 AM

Ok, but I can’t figure out a way to edit my posting of the piece! (If I could, I’d delete a photo, then add a picture of Sophie. Can any of you tell me how to do that?)
Les, your Welch Corgi would probably need a much smaller piece than this one. I had nothing to go on, and the piece wound up at 34 1/2” by 24 1/4” by 24 1/2” tall, rather large for such a small dog! For a Welch, I would suggest scaling it down a bit.
Glad you all like it—Sophie does!

-- Len Rogers

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#10 posted 12-27-2008 09:51 AM

That is a great idea. The wife wants a second crate for our dog so she doesn’t have to lug one from the bedroom out to the livingroom. I might have to make one now. I think it will have to be Cherry as that is what we are changing all of our livingroom to. Sounds like a summer project to me. Thanks for the idea.

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.

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#11 posted 12-27-2008 05:53 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Sophie.

Thanks for the addition of the happy user.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#12 posted 12-29-2008 08:47 PM

Absolutely outstanding. I’ve done some dog beds, but I’ve put off building a new crate until I can get my workshop better organized. We have 8 dogs, so I have to be ready to mass produce them. I can only imagine the howling if I give one dog a beautiful crate, but leave the rest of the pack in the lurch!!

Wonderful job!

-- Mark, Florida,

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#13 posted 12-30-2008 07:43 AM

Fantastic job. I love it.

-- “I'm thinking about it, ... I'm thinking it's the best way to piss [the French] off.” -Lance Armstrong

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