Puppy Playpen / Kennel
Custom designed and built ‘Puppy Playpen’ by Shapira Builders.
Puppy playpen was designed to keep a baby dog in closed area while can not be attended during the working hours.
The cubical dimensions are three by three by four feet. Just the right size for a eight weeks old Chihuahua.
I used 2×2 Fir, and welded wire mesh.
First I cut all the wood parts to size, then each end was milled for double rabbet joint.
Each 2×2 member got a grove to receive the welded wire mesh.
All four sides of the Playpen were made separately as a single panle. The sides (Panels) are connected together with a spring hook and an eye. The spring is a safety feature to prevent the hook from slipping out of the eye.
The Playpen was designed to be lightweight and easy to assemble.
The wood work was stained and finished.
The front panel has a door hung on two hinges and a small latch bolt.
Eight rubber round feet were attached to the bottom, that help keeping the playpen stable on the floor, from slipping, and protecting the woodwork on one side and the floor as well.
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