Good Questions: DIY Doggy Door?

Good Questions: DIY Doggy Door?

Grace Shu
Sep 18, 2008

Has anyone crafted an original handmade dog door? We have a store-bought plastic (and ugly) dog door installed in our back door. Even though we paid over $100 for the door it's already falling apart.

We're looking for (large dog tested) ideas to make our own or referrals to a company that makes high-quality, good-looking dog doors. It has to be lockable for when we go out of town.

Thanks,
Rebecca

Hi Rebecca,

Coincidentally, our neighbor recently made his own doggy door for his Rottweiler (name: Diesel, haha). We asked him if he had used a tutorial, and he recommended this one from Real Living Australia. After giving it the once-over, we'd say this tutorial ranks somewhere in the medium-to-high difficulty range, but if you're particularly good with power tools and liquid nails, this could be a good solution. Plus, you could customize it to fit your style!

P.S. He did offer a very interesting suggestion, but we're not sure if he was joking or serious: if your style is kitschy, you could use a mudflap from one of those big trucks which you can find on eBay.

Anyone have any other suggestions for Rebecca?

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