Black & Decker 24 Weekend Projects for Pets: Dog Houses, Cat Trees, Rabbit Hutches & More
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Most pet owners keep at least two different types of animals-dogs and cats are the most common pairings-and a surprisingly large number keep even more animals. Domestic birds; pet rabbits, mice and other rodents; ferrets, snakes, turtles-some people may even raise a goat or potbellied pig or two. On top of this, most lovers of domestic pets are also are enthusiastic supporters of wildlife. feeding birds and squirrels all winter long, or creating shelters for butterflies, toads, and even bats.
This book provides nearly two dozen ingenious and fun do-it-yourself projects for anyone who loves animals of all types-from lowly bugs to aristocratic purebred show pets. This is a perfect book for parents or grandparents introducing children to the wonders of raising pets and observing wildlife.
against. For the bevels, provide an extra board under the body of your saw as a runner, since the saw will ride to the outside of the cut. CUT LEDGES AND BRACKETS With a table saw set to 45 degrees, rip cut 3/16" off each long edge corner of the 2 × 6 and 2 × 4 stock. Cut the ledges and perch to length. Cut 45° ends on the perch so it will fit in a corner. (If your house is older, check the corner to see if it is square. If not, adjust the perch miters to fit the walls.) Rip the beveled 2
glue. Hold the ledge in position over the layout tape while drilling pilot holes. Utility Doghouse Flat roof utility doghouses are found throughout the world. Often constructed with a slight slope to the roof, they are easy to insulate and, when sized appropriately, keep dogs warmer than a house with a peaked roof. In the summer, the roof may be propped open slightly for ventilation. The inner partition may also be omitted in southern climes. In the wintry north, a canvas door flap
clearance hole in the top piece only, followed by a countersink for the screw head. ATTACH MESH & FACE FRAMES Clean the hardware cloth with vinegar and soapy water (see page 65). Cut pieces of the cloth to fit over the top, back, and one side. Staple in place with 9/16" staples. Lay the structural frame on its back. Lay out the fixed and operable frames on the front. Mark the outlines of the operable frames. Cut the hardware cloth so that there are cutouts for each of the three operable
face frames so the doors can pass without friction when they are opened (photo I). The front base trim is cut into three sections: a pair of short returns on the ends to cover the leg area and the ends of the side trim and a long midsection that has a dual function as a drawer front for the slide-out bottom panel. Slide the drawer between the drawer glides. Apply a bead of glue to the front edge of the drawer. Place the front trim against the drawer, aligning it carefully with the side trim.
remove the feeders, tip the stand on its side, and spray it down with a hose. Materials 1½" and 2½" deck screws 18 × 36" window screening (2) Eye hooks Finishing materials (1) 1 × 4" × 8' cedar (1) 1 × 4" × 10' cedar (2) 1 × 4" × 12' cedar (2) 1 × 6" × 12' cedar (2) 2 × 4" × 12' cedar (1) 2 × 6" × 6' cedar Cutting List How to Build a Bird Feeder Stand BUILD THE BASE FRAMES Cut the bottom ends, bottom sides, top ends and top sides to length. Sand the parts smooth. Drill