Submitted by ecsorah on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 13:13

My dog is very scared of thunderstorms and was always trying to find the a place that she could hide, which was usually under my desk. I decided to build her the pet kennel so that she could have her own hiding spot.

This was my first project and I definitely learned a lot in the process. I learned how to use my kreg jig and that I much prefer using a hand saw over a power saw. I also learned about accent bases. This project probably took longer than it should have but it was my first! The husband and I are very pleased with it (and he can't believe that I enjoyed the hand saw so much!)

Sorry for the poor picture qualities, we have not finished unpacking yet...

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Around $60 ( I had a few things)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, Whitewood, MDF
Finish Used
Outside - Oops paint - Glidden Accent base red delicious;
Inside - Oops paint - Sherwin Williams - light beige color don't remember name;
Oil Rubbed bronze Rustoleum spray paint on the hardware
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Mon, 09/19/2011 - 16:57

Great job! And I love how you painted it, it really pops! I've been wanting to build this for our dog, and let it double as a bedside table. Any suggestions or things to watch out for in the process?

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:27

Thank you for the compliments!

What I learned in making this was when suing the kreg jig, not too much pressure or it will split the wood. I also learned about the importance of predrilling. Make sure you check for square and remember (because i didn't) that the plans don't include a bottom! I had previously made my dog a bed that I had stuffed with two old standard sized pillows and it fit perfectly in the bottom!

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