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Project by Durbs75 posted 04-05-2017 10:51 AM 470 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a custom dog kennel made for a coworker of my wife. It is a two sided separated kennel for 2 dogs. It was custom fit into a bay window. It features an open feel all around except for the divider between the two sides for 100% separation. This way the dogs won’t feel confined and have full access to view the outside as well as the inside of the house.

This kennel is made from poplar and aluminum deck rails that are 3/4 inches round. The wood was stained with General Finishes Dark Brown water based dye stain to match the rest of the furniture in the room where it’s located. I did a pre grain raise with distilled water and sanded it down. Then I sprayed and wiped the initial coat of dye and then did the spray / no wipe and tone method to get the right color. The angles were easily accomplished and secured together with the Festool Domino which made quick, easy, and very secure work on all joints.

The measurements are 84 inches wide, 38 inches deep, and 32 inches tall. The fur babies will enjoy this for many years!!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/





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swirt

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#1 posted 04-05-2017 02:11 PM

That looks great. Nice work. Aren’t the dogs going to roast on a sunny day? (sorry down here in Florida everything roasts in a window on a sunny day)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Durbs75

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#2 posted 04-05-2017 02:31 PM

Swirt – they do have blinds and curtains that reach the bottom of the window for complete closure in warmer weather. Their intended use is when company comes over or they have events. It was a requirement of mine that the dogs not be left in there in the sun just like you mentioned or all day if and when they are away from the house. There is an A/C vent that we left open so the air still flows under and around the kennel since we raised it up off the floor a little bit to allow for this. I am an animal lover myself and I always am concerned about our fur babies when building projects like this! I’m sure there will be positive and negative comments on a project like this so I just want to put my personal opinions out there!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 03:53 PM

This is a very nice kennel. You really did a fine job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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John_G

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#4 posted 04-05-2017 08:20 PM

what a coincidence i’m actually building the exact same thing right now. Your came out great, like the corner idea. Mike will have legs, made from ash, and uses 3/8 rebar for the poles.

-- John Gray

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leafherder

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#5 posted 04-05-2017 11:05 PM

Great job, and glad to see you are concerned about the comfort of the dogs. Was just telling a co-worker this morning that Lumberjocks had some great ideas for custom made pet beds. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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swirt

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#6 posted 04-06-2017 01:59 AM

@Durbs75 Nice thinking though all the concerns :)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Durbs75

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 10:48 AM

Thank you all for your comments!!!

John_G – I can’t wait to see your kennel!! Please do post it on LJ’s when you get it done!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/

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