Kennel Tips - Dog
Dog Box Beds
Tired of always having to pick up spilled straw that falls out of the box when the dog
comes out? Instead of using straw for dog beds through a friend I have learned that
it is a lot cleaner and easier to use gunny sacks filled with cedar chips. You fill one
sack with chips and put another sack over the mouth of the first sack. You can usually
find sacks at your local Farm & Feed store along with cedar chips or whatever you want
to fill your sacks with.
Submitted 5/30/01 by Chris Helweg, Montague, California
RubrStar M800 Roofing
After trying exterior paint, then truck spray on liner, I have found the Fields
brand RubrStar M800 Reflective SEBS Asphalt to be very durable. This is a reflective
waterproofing that strongly adheres to plywood or the MDO "sign board", resists
UV rays, and flexes with thermal changes.
It takes approximately a gallon to thickly cover a 7.5 x 9 foot dog box roof using a
roller or brush. It can be textured for traction and will last for years of outdoor
exposure. Coupled with the rest of the dog box coated in marine paint, it will be a long
time before sanding and painting will be needed again.
Submitted 8/27/07 by Alan, Eagle River, AK
Last summer we built our second dog box. We were looking for roofing solution. Our first
dog box has a rubber materiel (like innertube from tire) and it is great, but it does get
slippery and very hard to find. I decided to try "spray on truck bed liner"
GREAT! You need to put it on outside and the brush is DEAD after, but it coats the
plywood very well! It is WATERPROOF (unless you drill in the roof) and depending
which kind you get, it is not slippery if wet or very cold... It cost around $20 per
container in Alaska, but may be cheaper in the lower 48. I used two containers for a 7 ft
X 8 ft dog box roof.
Submitted 7/26/01 by Magali Philip, Nenana, Alaska
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