Re: Outdoor kennel ideas?
Those look awesome. I agree that ground is good for shock absorption. That is one worry I have for them jumping off of my shelters. But I went with concrete because they cannot dig out of them and worms cannot take hold like they can in ground.
My last set of three kennels were 10' x 15' and the three of them cost me $5000 completed by my sub contractor. The dog shelters cost me $300 each, he did the actual work, my design.
My contractor works cheaply and slow. I told him that it had to be done by August when I went back to work. It was done in September. However if he worked on it steady, he could have spent a day getting it ready to poor the concrete, spent a day on the concrete, another couple for the concrete to set before stretching the wire, two days to add 2x4s and stretch the wire. One day to add the wire to the top, and another day or two to build the dog shelters. I would think that it should take two weeks tops. But I cannot support the guy so he works other jobs and well, my stuff is not exactly last on the list, but...
Oh and mine are six feet tall. The two by fours across the top are fine since I am about 5'7. However, in the winter I smack my head constantly. Also, if I had it to do over, I would make the gates so I would have to step up over a foot or so of solid fencing and the gates themselves would be up off the ground by a foot. At present I have to shovel them out in the winter and and it can be a pain. But it is definitely manageable the way it is.
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