|Project by JoeyG||posted 03-25-2011 at 07:15 AM||1617 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I have 3 dachshunds and we crate them at night. Well our newest pup, who is named Pepper, didn’t like to sleep alone. I had piece’s of a old ikea bunk bed and decided I would use it to make a kennel for them. This is what I came up within just a couple of hours. At first I had planed to to make a top to sit on the extended legs so there would be two shelves. I have since decided that it would be to high so I cut off the legs flush with the top rail and now it is even with the arm of our couch. It makes a great end table, the puppies enjoy hanging out in it together and we get to sleep all night. I didn’t put a finish on it because I was worried of my dogs chewing on it and possible getting poisoned. If anyone knows of a safe and durable finish that is safe for animals I am all ears. My daughter and I, also built a bookshelf in this same style. She was 8 at the time and is begging to get back in the shop and make something else. If I can find the pictures of it I will post them also. I know I have them somewhere.
Thanks for letting me share and remember that all that stuff most people would just throw out can become something usable, beautiful, or both.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks