DIY Truck Bed Dog Crate

Feb 8th

Truck bed dog crate – The construction of a dog box is very similar to the construction of a dog house. The difference is that dog boxes are made to be portable and have a flat roof. Consider the sizes of the dogs that will use the box when it was built. Dogs must have enough space to get up and move. The box should be the width of the platform of the truck and 8 to 10 inches higher than the height of the sides of the bed of the truck. Allow some space on the sides to slide the dog box out of the truck.

Wooden Truck Bed Dog Crate
Wooden Truck Bed Dog Crate

Measure the width of the truck bed dog crate. Make two bases to create two dog boxes. Measure the size of the box you have built and use that measurement to cut the wood to the top, bottom, side and front and back of the boxes. Of nail or screw the side pieces to the structure. Then connect the top, bottom and back. Determine where you want to place the door opening in the front piece. Cut the opening with a skill saw or jigsaw.

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Cut a piece of chicken wire that is 2 inches wider on all four sides of the door panel. Measure the outside size of the door and make a door box frame. Attach the piece of wire mesh to the frame. Cut a small piece of 2 by 4 and place it on the inside edge of the door, where the hinges will be mounted. Attach the hinges to the door and then the other side of the hinge over the truck bed dog crate. Attach a hook latch to the edge of the door and the box so you can close the door in place. It great project to do by yourself.

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