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« on: March 12, 2011 05:41:28 PM »

Finished my welded/wood dog crate... it will be in our living room for a long time so I thought it would be fun to have something that looks like it's furniture.

Welding the frame:

I used pine for the wood - stained a darker color later. Floor is remnant bamboo I had.


Working on the front door:


This grate came from a conference my husband attended years ago. It's been sitting in our backyard rusting and I thought it would make a neat feature on the top. It cleaned up pretty good!



Finished! Side deck allows for more space:



Now... how do I get the kids out?

Here is little Nora:

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011 06:00:51 PM »

VERY cool! Great design and excellent workmanship!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011 07:02:43 PM »

That is beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011 07:05:08 PM »

This is amazing!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011 07:18:34 PM »

Great job with this! You have one lucky dog.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011 07:37:52 PM »

So beautiful!  Please make me two!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011 07:57:38 PM »

That is so beautifully made!  And tres cool!  My kid wants one too please Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011 08:41:05 PM »

This is the best thing I have seen all month! You are very talented! I have seen people selling ones that are really plain and boring for a small fortune, but your's is absolutely gorgeous! I want to make 2 for my furry babies, but I have a Great Pyr and I feel like if I made her a crate it would look more like a dining room table. lol!
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011 06:00:54 AM »

Wow - this is great! You've got one lucky dog!
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011 06:38:38 AM »

That is awesome! 
I am in love with one that my local grocery store sells - it has two floors to it with a set of steps.  I keep saying my Buster would love that but hubby thinks I'm nuts to want to buy it.

That crate is just gorgeous - super job - and now the kids know where they can go it they have time out  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011 12:42:34 PM »

I love this!!! Unfortunately for me my 6 month old doberman is already 51# so I would need a huge one...and then she would just eat it. Like she did my daughter's bed.

You did an amazing job! And I love the grate on top...gives it that added character.
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011 04:15:28 PM »

You are so flippin' talented!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011 08:56:01 PM »

That is gorgeous! I love that you thought to make it that beautiful.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011 11:08:20 PM »

My golden loves his crate/den but I wish it would blend in with the rest of our decor. This is such a fantastic solution! Beautifully done!

ps How big is your dog?
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011 11:36:00 PM »

Thanks all! Our dog is still a puppy - she is about 12-14 weeks but the humane society wasn't totally sure of her age and how big she would get. She's a border collie/lab mix so she may be about 50-60 pounds full grown. I made this crate the dimensions of an airline crate for 65 pound dogs that my friend has. Hopefully she doesn't outgrow it!

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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011 12:40:20 PM »

Awesome work!  I'm sending this to my husband as proof one can be equally awesome at metal and woodworking!   Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011 01:01:09 PM »

best. dog. crate. ever!!  I love it.   what a lucky pup! (she is totally adorable, btw!)

i wish I could make one for my dog, he loves his kennel- it's like his little room, I leave the door open and he comes and goes as he pleases- he actually puts himself to bed at 9pm every night! it's like clock-work (my husband & I think it's cause that's when they put the lights out at the shelter where the poor guy was for a year)
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011 02:11:13 PM »

This is beautiful! I don't have a dog but I'd LOVE a table or chest or something like this.
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011 02:16:57 PM »

Super awesome job!!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011 04:48:32 PM »

oh my! that's awesome I need a dog so I can make myself one!
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011 05:00:21 PM »

amazing!! wonderful work!! you have one lucky pup!! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011 05:55:33 PM »

It does look like a piece a furniture - mission accomplished!  That's just wonderful and your lil' pupster is going to love growing into it.  Lucky dog.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2011 07:15:05 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2011 12:05:30 PM »

Not only does this ROCK, but this is genious! What a fantastic piece! I laughed when I saw a child tucked in there. It's gonna be hard getting them out, haha! I absolutely love your attention to the fact that a dog kennel is a home-of-sorts and should not have to be an eyesore in your home. The best part is that when your poochie is all grown out of it, it won't go to waste. I heart this!
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2011 01:01:39 PM »

Holy Fabulous Dog crate! that name doesn't even do it justice! I am in awe of your talents first in welding and then wood working! well done!

oh and BTW don't get mad, but we have a lab and he weighs well over 100! I hope that the collie mixed in will make it so your pup doesn't get that big! I'd love to see pics of her in it as she grows! and my kids do the same thing, sit in the crate. It must be a kid thing!
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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2011 10:47:16 PM »

Thanks to one and all. This was a fun project!

I sure hope she doesn't grow to be 100 pounds! She is growing faster than we anticipated though and her paws keep getting bigger too... I live in a small town so I know a few families who have her litter mates... the boys are huge and the girls are smaller. I am hoping for 55-60 pounds but we'll see!

She has been using this crate for a while now and loves it. We open the side deck for her and she just hangs out chewing on a rawhide or napping after a long game of frisbee.

For those interested in metalworking, I'll be posting pictures of the metal childs rocking chair I am working on soon. It's 95% done - just needs a couple finishing touches and I'll get the photos up!
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2011 07:08:42 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2011 10:46:13 AM »

This is absolutely awesome! I really love how it looks.
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