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Low-Cost Dog House
Here's a portable wood box I made about a year ago to save time and labor when moving wood into the house.
It consists of a 60-bushel hog feeder from which I removed the bottom. I then cut an 8 ft. railroad tie in half so it fits between the 34-in. wide hay tines on my front end loader. I laid the hog feeder on its side and bolted it to the railroad tie and used 2 by 6's on the side of the tines to hold the feeder in place.
The wood box holds a full pickup load of wood. Works great and didn't cost more than $10 to make.
I also made a low-cost dog house for my Blue Heeler and German Shepherd. It's a plastic 50-gal. barrel. I cut 2/3 of one end out with my grinder. I bolted a 14-in. wide piece of plastic belting I had lying around over the cut-out end, overlapping it by about half the width, to keep rain and snow out. My dogs don't drag out the straw bedding. Cost nothing since a neighbor gave me the barrel. (Beverly Vilander, 7839 NW 35th St., Silver Lake, Kan. 66539; ph 785 582-5849)

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5