Large Dog Crates for Rocket Hounds

Submitted by probrwr on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 07:45

Large Dog Crates from the plan. We used reclaimed 1x4 material which I milled down to the correct sizes. The tops are edge jointed 1x4's glued up. These were my first project with a Kreg jig! I have been wood working for MANY years and was amazed at how fast things went together with the Kreg.

The two crates are a little different. I shook up the stain for the second one so it came out alot darker. We like the difference but I may rebuild the lighter one in the future. They are finished with American Walnut stain and 4 coats of tung oil.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
HArdware and Finish $15 per crate. Materials were reclaimed and free
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Reclaimed Pine 1x4's
Finish Used
American Walnut Stain (Shake it up!)
Hand Rubbed Low gloss Tung Oil. (this is the time consuming part) One coat per day and let dry)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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