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Old 06-03-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default New Above Ground Kennel

I just finished building this one for a friend of mine. We decided to use the 2x2s for the floor on this one.



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Old 06-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Looks great how much you.get for one like that if you don't mind me asking I like it

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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looks good.just an idea , if you have a table saw , I built mine very similar but to save on cost I ripped 2x4 to 1/2 inch thickness for the floor and saved on material. covered the same area of floor with 1/3 the material. still plenty strong.just an idea for cutting cost.

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Old 06-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Looking Good!!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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looks good.just an idea , if you have a table saw , I built mine very similar but to save on cost I ripped 2x4 to 1/2 inch thickness for the floor and saved on material. covered the same area of floor with 1/3 the material. still plenty strong.just an idea for cutting cost.
nice kennel.

ripped 2x 4 .5 thick ? wouldnt make anydog walk on that. . . deck boards spaced 1.25 is the only way to go .
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:24 AM   #7
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Maybe he laid down the 1 3/4 by 1/2 making the floor 1/2 thick with the 1 3/4 with a 1 1/4 spacing. The only difference being in yours and his is his floor is 1/2 thick and yours is 1 in. With a 2x4 being 1 3/4 wide. You could get 7 ( 1/2 x 1 3/4) slats out of 1 2x4. With a lot of work.. Wow that was hard on my brain. LOL Beagleman I got my dog home yesterday!.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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i use 1 inch thick by 6 inches wide spaced 1.75. so they have a 6 inch surface to walk on between cracks. . . cool deal on your dog !

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Old 07-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #9
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I built another kennel using the Durabench flooring. We will see which one works the best.

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Old 08-28-2013, 01:07 AM   #10
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Good Morning, Very nice kennel. How much? Where are you located in NC?

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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Nice Work!

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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I really don't have the time to start constructing to sell. I just wanted to get feedback on the design. I have built several above ground kennels for our dogs and I like this design the best. The first one I ever made was 15 ft x 7 ft. It has 5 dog runs. It was nice until I moved and I wished it would have been separated. That's why I built these two with just two runs. They are easier to move if you ever need to. I used the green coated wire for the floor runs and after 13 years the wire is starting to need replacement. Once that coating wears off the wire will start rusting. I decided to try the wood floor on one and the dura bench on the other. So far I like the dura bench. I hope anyone looking to build a kennel can get ideas from these.

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Old 09-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #13
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Nice kennels buddy!

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #14
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have you had any small pups on the dura bench ? that is the ultra correct with the 1x2 holes? if so how did the pups do ?

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #15
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I used 1/2" thick poly stuff like used on the bottom of air boats, ripped in 2" wide strips spaced 1 1/4" with no problems for the dogs to walk on it. No cleaning required, everything falls through. This stuff will never rot, not sure what the sun will do to it, but it is going on two years and looks the same as when I put it in. Wire these days doesn't seem to last as it did years ago, especially with male dogs. I have tried stuff that looked like the dura bench stuff, not called dura bench though that did work well at first but became brittle and broke. Probably different grades in that stuff since I had two colors of it. The grey colored panels held up well and stayed pretty flexible, but the blue panels became brittle and snapped. All the dura bench brand stuff I see advertised seem to be gray, probably better quality then the stuff I tried.

The white poly stuff I now have was a chore to rip, but well worth it. It was given to me so it made it even better. Where to get it I don't know, probably air boat builders know. Was left over scraps given to me, but enough to do my larger kennel.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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Dura-Bench Original is what I used. Yes I have put puppies on it and seems to be great. Here is what there website says.

DURA-BENCH plastic bench top is engineered to replace wood, wire, and expanded metal on greenhouse benches. The 2' x 4' (8 sq.ft) non-porous polypropylene plastic panel is designed with 1.1" x 1.1" square holes for easy cleaning, and is engineered to interconnect with other DURA-BENCH panels to create a smooth, flat bench surface.


Back to the wire thing. I agree those male dogs are rough on the wire. I used to only run females and had one Old Grade male that I kept his entire life (14 years). His pen rusted before all the females did. I thought about buying the spay rubber coating or undercoating for vehicles and coat the wire in the bad places. IDK, just a thought.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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Here is an 8 week old Weir Creek pup on the Dura-Bench Original.
She is for sale if anyone is interested. Call or text my hunting partner with any questions. Brian 704-791-2561

Weir Creek breeding
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #18
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Mine are 10 years old but have served me well. 4X4 corners last longer than 2X4. Used deck boards this time dogs like much better than wire. Vinyl coated wire shows no sign of wear. Hope to get another 10 years from them. I paid $110 for the double box made of insulated doors and $90 for the rest of material. I kennel my dogs individually. I have 2 double kennels that limits me to 4 dogs.....if I make it to retirement I may add another double....lol
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #19
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I made my floor out of treated 1 x 2's. I thought it was Purdy, and would last. Not. My dogs are chewing through it. I have to put that sour apple stuff on them every once in a while to keep them from chewing it.

Plastic is the same thing. They chew it. So when I redo them this spring I but more 1 x 2's and wrap them with sheet metal and coat them with rhino lining or that stuff you see advertised on tv.

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:21 PM   #20
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So far no dogs have chewed on the Durabench. I have one kennel I made the floor with 2 x 4s and there is a lot of waste that stays on those boards. I don't think I will make another like that. The floor with 2 x 2s I have noticed that the dogs are very careful where they step. They are spaced 1 & 3/4 apart.



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