|Project by descolada||posted 10-14-2013 10:45 AM||1214 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This was my very first woodworking project ~2 years ago and still stands as one of my largest. This project got me hooked on the hobby and I’ll start posting some of my more recent works too.
I wanted to replace a jury-rigged pen made of plastic doggy gates with wood dowels and chicken wire as roof. When I first started putting the design together I thought: “maybe 2 weekends at the most”. Heh ;-)
I designed this project with a lot of margin for error and it was a good thing. The roof was built around the pen and is removable and the fluted trim does a good job of hiding the 30% of the dowels that weren’t quite long enough. In the end I was very happy with it and it looks great in our living room.
This project also turned into my first repair project as it lasted ~ 2 weeks before my little man figured out he could chew through the dowels:
I drilled in from the bottom, replaced and re-stained the dowels, and then ringed the inside of the pen with plexi-glass.
Hope you like it.