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I know this isn’t much, but I’m back in the work room! That’s a good thing! This is for the deck on my cabin. I have two lab pups that are now 14 months old. This is a gate to keep them on the deck since we don’t have a fence. They go outside when we go outside, but if they get on my nerves and want out just to be out and I don’t I can put them on the deck and shut the gate and not have to worry about them getting out and taking off down the road or thru the woods or bothering anyone else. They haven’t learned their boundaries yet. I have no idea how long pine will last outside in the weather untreated. So I haven’t decided if I should paint it or just let it weather. I’m not sure how long it will take to trust 2 dogs not to run off when I let them out. So I might have to build a few of these over the next 12 years. I’ve always only had 1 dog and could open the door, let her out and trust her to stay there, but I don’t remember at what age that was. This is gonna be different of course with 2.

-- Janice





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patron

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 03:33 AM

good to see you are at it again janice
what with global warming
and arctic freezing

the gate is sure a good idea
to corral the dogs
without the expense of a fence

the pine will last some time as is
but any sealer you use
will give it longer

if it is the weathered look you are after
it will come regardless of what you use
wood outside in the sun and rain
will get that barn board look soon enough

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 04:19 AM

I always enjoy your cabin projects, Janice. (But we need to see photos once it is in place!)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 04:19 AM

Good idea. My labs when they were puppies chewed up everything. Including the siding on the house. Hope yours is better.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 05:20 AM

Janice,

It’s good to see you back at it! Dogs, like children, need training to go in the right direction. You can do it!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 05:21 AM

Janice,

It’s good to see you back at it! Dogs, like children, need training to go in the right direction. You can do it!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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mikethetermite

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 08:50 PM

It’s good to see you back, missed seeing your cabin projects. When you have time like to see how the cabin is coming along.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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grizzman

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 10:54 PM

hi there, as all have said , it is nice to see you post, hope your well..if it were me, i would paint it or use some sort of sealer.. i love labs, there a great dog, just a little hard to get through the puppy stage..they are chewers..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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kiefer

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 11:02 PM

Pine will weather well as is but a little oil stain will make it last longer .
Sure is well built but that stamp on the bottom rail has to go .

-- Kiefer 松

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 05:04 PM

Looks good and well made. I’m sure it will keep off the puppies from going outside. Great job!

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janice

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 07:28 PM

Thanks everyone. I keep looking for that like button and we still don’t have one on here. Kiefer, I know, it hasn’t been sanded yet. I will get that stamp off. I have a friend down the road who hung a big sign on this cabin someone made from him. It’s cedar and was finished with a sealer last spring. It’s a carved picture of his cabin and his and his wife’s name on it. It’ already weathering, so I don’t know if I should even bother staining. I do want it to match the deck soon though, so I might not do anything to it. Not sure yet. Thought about putting it on a pin hinge so I can take it off and bring it in when we’re not there. That will make it last for years and I could use it inside if I need to pin them up. I found this gate on pinterest. It was a baby gate for stairs inside a house. Whoever made it stained it to a weather wood look. This was not my idea, just a copy (almost) from what I seen on the internet.

-- Janice

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 02-12-2014 03:01 PM

That looks very nice Janice.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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