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For my beagle and jack Russell to share. They love it.
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#1 posted 12-02-2013 05:38 PM
Nice work. They are much better than the wire or plastic commercial crates.I made one a couple of years ago for my Corgi and she loves hers too. After she was a year old and trust worthy we no longer needed to close the door she just goes in every night on her own. Mine is made to fit diagonally across a corner.
-- Les B, Oregon
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#2 posted 12-02-2013 07:19 PM
This is one of the nicest dog crates I have ever seen. Wonderful idea and great execution.
-- Jack of many, master of none.
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#3 posted 12-03-2013 03:53 AM
Share your dimensions ? Also is it on wheels? I was thinking this would work great in the kitchen where I keep my Boxer at in a wire cage that I would like to get rid of. Did you put a plastic tray in the bottom or just plywood bottom?
#4 posted 12-03-2013 05:13 AM
Dimensions: 24” wide x 27” tall x 36” long. This is a big kennel. Wood is pine and top is ash I believe. I began with just one door at the end but went back a mad an additional door for the sides so room placement would be easier. I do not have wheels but did install some felt pads on bottom to slide it around easier on my hardwood floors. This is a heavy crate. The bottom is a sheet of 1/2” plywood that I sanded, stained, and poly. I caulked the floor to keep any accidents from happening. Then just use some dog cushions for them to sleep on. They love it.
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#5 posted 12-04-2013 03:16 AM
much nicer than the traditional black wire ones, though probably not as portable. I think you definitely find a market to sell these to others who want dog crates that look a little better
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson
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#6 posted 12-06-2013 04:59 PM
Fantastic dog crate! Great design, very well made and like the clean lines. Looks really comfortable, I’m sure the dogs approve. Great job!
#7 posted 12-07-2013 03:52 AM
Thanks for the additional info, might borrow your idea and build one myself. I think I am going to look for some kind of pan to put in the bottom and maybe build a crate that fits the pan and my baby girl. Lady.
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