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I was at a garage sale and this couple were done for the day and were giving this really nice wood dog kennel away for free. It is missing a few dowels in the front. I want to improve upon it It is very sturdy and of nice wood. I don't have a dog but have friends that do. I could give it for a gift to a dog owner or make it into something completely different. Any ideas or suggestions? What could I do with the door where the dowels are half gone? I appreciate your thoughts!
This was my first gourd project. I had very limited tools, but the project didn't need all the fancy stuff. With or without the fancy stuff, the design possibilities are endless.
It's not in the blog post, but weathering over the summer faded some of my burned lines. (Mineral oil does not protect against the elements.) Because of this, I did go back and re-burn the faded areas with a professional-grade burner. I then used a satin poly spray (Rustolium brand) to protect the outside. I left the inside alone to avoid fumes or smells that might repel or harm the toads.
Also, I now skip the guide holes as they create uneven lines when sawing. Instead, I use a regular craft knife (Xacto) blade inserted into the gourd, making it wide enough to fit the saw blade.
When my Sondra came into my life I knew it was destiny from the start. I tried something I have never done before, and I told her the since "I got this"; I would like to clean the next one up and make it better. She said -"No way". She Loves It!
I have always wanted to attempt making a kitchen island and I finally found the perfect one to make...... From and inspirational picture found on PINTEREST to a Kitchen Island I'll Love
forever, cause it was made by my own 2 hands....
To see The step by step instructions I used to make this ...Please visit My BLOG PAGE..
I noticed that a few people have commented on maybe adding a piece of Plexi Glass to the top of this....... Sorry I forgot to say in the post that I went and purchased some Plexi glass and have it sitting on top of the Door.... It's not shown in the picture cause I purchased it after I had taken all the pics... Sorry for the confusion... But thank you all for your input :)..... It definitely is a must for sure..... a lot easier to clean and no food getting into all the Crevices ......