Sunday 6 June 2010

Building a kennel/table

After finding the idea on the internet I decide I was going to build a table, with a dog kennel enclosed underneath. Functional, pretty and the table can always be used as a stand-alone.

I used Sketchup and started designing the Table Kennel and a cutting list. One sheet of 18mm plywood was ordered (2440mm x 1220mm) and cut to size by the supplier.


I sanded all pieces and the four kennel sides were drilled to accept dowel bars.


At first, I was going to go with wooden dowels for the bars, then I found aluminium round tube which was slightly more expensive. Wood and metal gives a much better look.


No fancy jointing - I simply marked and drilled holes for 6mm wood dowel pins.


Stained Mahogany Gripseal® gave the project a whole new look.


The table and the kennel. Two hinges and two sliding bolts ensure easy access.


All in all, it could have turned out worse.


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