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.


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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