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    As you can see its pretty basic, it actually began with 2 doors i had left over which formed the floor. I should have used longer screws as you can see the back wall has been obliterated from Nero and Polly playfighting in there.



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    Peter, I just love seeing pics of Nero and Polly! They are absolutely adorable Please give them an extra cuddle tonight!

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    Mine loves the dog kennel, its a nice quiet spot for her.

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    Well, thank Peter for that photo. I think if I have a problem with the kennel I get I can always widen the opening similar to yours.

    Decision made - I shall get the kennel for the cat, and then hopefully the dog will steal it.

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    Disused dog houses make great chook boxes lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Well, thank Peter for that photo. I think if I have a problem with the kennel I get I can always widen the opening similar to yours.

    Decision made - I shall get the kennel for the cat, and then hopefully the dog will steal it.
    Now THAT is not silly. I eventually fed Shads out of the cat's bowl and my one cat then out of the dog's bowl as they always felt that the other was more interesting. (they were fed side by side)

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I've got all the bits for making a kennel and painted most of them. The plan is based on a mitre 10 dog kennel plan with slight modifcations to get more sides out of a standard piece of ply. The original plan is bizarre because you have to use about six full sheets of ply, but you can modify it slightly and bring that back to 3 half sheets or similar.

    I had some fence galv left over for the roof, in combo with some ply and sisel though the original plan was for batts. The trouble is by the time it is assembled it will weigh a tonne. The roof bit is framed up with capping to prevent dog from cutting itself and I plan to sit the whole lot on an old pallet. The pallet was given to me by a warehouse that didn't want it anymore and I'm thinking I could put some spare concrete pavers over the top to provide a nice splinter free base.

    For the moment the pallet is leaning against the west wall, and Frosty climbs in behind it as a kennel/shade. She also likes a pile of former fencing galv that I have in the jungle bit of the back yard. I've been meaning to raise that stuff up a bit so she can get under it properly. Ie make a frame out of star droppers.

    The plywood, paint, capping and screws for the kennel so far have cost in the order of $300 or so, for which I could go buy a timber kennel all done.

    And I was thinking of hinging the roof somehow. Still not sure about that one. I think I'd use some rope to stop it from opening all the way as there would be no support for that. Really need to get off the net and go figure it out. Nice days right now.

    I was also thinking I could make a fairly good kennel that Frosty might even like, by Joining five or so pallets together. And I'd just put it in the corner where she likes to sunbake facing the gate so she can see when I get home...

    I think that's half the problem with kennels, they get put in the wrong place and then the redbacks move in.

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    Hyacinth, roof hinges are a great option for the roof. Look at Mitre 10 or such hardward stores. They generally self lock so the roof can only be opened, not collapse back. I don't think they cost that much, either. Just a suggestion.

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    Hi DA

    I'm just worried that the roof will be so heavy that it will just rip the hinges and screws out. I did get some though so I will try it. I figure if you can hang doors off these things, you ought to be able to hang a roof. And I got a couple of those suitcase clips? to make sure it can't blow open.

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