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

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Project by Rick M. posted 613 days ago 1331 views 0 times 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.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 613 days ago

Like it was meant to be there :) Nice!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 613 days ago

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

-- Dean

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#3 posted 613 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 613 days ago

Good job and I am sure appreciated

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 613 days ago

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 613 days ago

Feels like a castle to him. :)

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#7 posted 612 days ago

Ah, it’s a dog’s life . . .

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

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#8 posted 612 days ago

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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Rick M.

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#9 posted 612 days ago

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

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#10 posted 611 days ago

Nice dog, nice bed.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#11 posted 611 days ago

Why paint?

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

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Rick M.

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#12 posted 611 days ago

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

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#13 posted 611 days ago

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Rick M.

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#14 posted 611 days ago

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.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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oldnovice

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#15 posted 611 days ago

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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