|Project by Ivan||posted 03-26-2009 03:29 PM||1596 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a box for my Buddy. We have a wire dog crate that works ok, but it was beat up and took up allot of room and didn’t offer any additional functionality.
It’s made from Red Oak and Maple ply, stained and finished off with 3 coats of clear Shellac. Inside is lined with Formica to keep it from getting too scratched and hopefully any ‘spills’ will be contained. Corners are caulked.
The door opens like the old garage doors before they had multiple panels with hinges.
Overall the Formica was the most challenging part, as I had never worked with it before. The Contact Cement remains flexible, so when flush trimming the cement would stay attached to the panel leaving a film that had to be trimmed with a sharp knife.
Hope you enjoy!
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