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Old 06-12-2011, 02:38 PM  
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Dog Crate Build

For years, I had to look at unsightly plastic kennel crates in my bedroom, where the two little mutts slept. This week, I decided to build a piece of furniture, trying to match the existing Mission Oak bedroom set. The project took 4 days, which included two days to stain and seal, and cost approximately $120 for the wood, hardware, and stains. I hope you like!
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:41 PM  
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:20 PM  
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For years, I had to look at unsightly plastic kennel crates in my bedroom, where the two little mutts slept. This week, I decided to build a piece of furniture, trying to match the existing Mission Oak bedroom set. The project took 4 days, which included two days to stain and seal, and cost approximately $120 for the wood, hardware, and stains. I hope you like!
darn nice and I can see you have skills and tools well beyond my own.

I wish just once I could find a woodworker who can also teach. I've known and worked for two shop teachers neither of which were much on talking or teaching. When I moved to Oregon I had a decision to make. Have a LR or a shop.
I can't afford a social life so it's worked out well....so far. However now I have a lovely surgeon expressing interest so the shop may become endangered. For a surgeon she's oddly worried about my chisels, saws and sundry sharp or deadly toys I keep around me. Once it got so bad I sent her the top picture. The rest is my LR-Shop utilizing two Harbor Freight workbenches.

In my idea of a perfect world "Shark Week" would be replaced by "This old house".
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:26 PM  
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I don't have any extra knowledge, but I do have the desire to save a buck or two. After this build, I realized that the front door would have been so much better if I was to split it in two, and to have both sides open up. Oh well, next time!

By the way, you have a very impressive amount of tools at your disposal. Working with your hands really keep the mind young!
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Whoops, nope, not good, won't work, I'll do you a "favor " and haul it away in the back of my truck for ya. Just say when & where and I'll get that thing off your hands for ya.


Nice work! I always sucked at wood work myself.

I see you got a snarling snapping little perrito raton too. We got three & a spare.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:58 PM  
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I think you need a way to get your flash off the camera & t the side or possibly a bounce flash into an umbrella reflector.

dog crate my eye, more like a Versailles version of a indoor dog house.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:11 PM  
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I don't have any extra knowledge, but I do have the desire to save a buck or two. After this build, I realized that the front door would have been so much better if I was to split it in two, and to have both sides open up. Oh well, next time!
For me it's a creative outlet first and a cash saver 2nd. I use my "wood butchery" projects to experiment on. That storage rack slides under that table and appeared simple to construct. A few attempted shortcuts were a disaster so I learned a good deal but it took about half the time you required to make something 100 times better.
Because I'm self taught I need to see a project thru in my mind first so I can consider solutions. Perhaps we could replace the religion section with a Self Sufficiency section?

we get a week of hard cold at around Christmas/New Years each year. I needed cheap shelter for the ferals so I cobbled together a cat condo.

That's my saw bench framing the condo.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:29 PM  
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I think you need a way to get your flash off the camera & t the side or possibly a bounce flash into an umbrella reflector.

dog crate my eye, more like a Versailles version of a indoor dog house.
My wife LOL'ed real hard with that re-print. She also asked for me to send it to her computer, as she has decided to use it as her screensaver!
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Perhaps we could replace the religion section with a Self Sufficiency section?
I personally would like to see a section dedicated to woodworking, welding, and other hand made projects. Do you think there would be much interest?
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