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29 June 2013 @ 02:39 pm
New Dog Door  
So, what I really want is a dog door built into the wall with a pressure plate on it to keep the cat from going through it and to keep it solid sealed... but with the holiday coming up and fest coming up I need something to get through.

So, I built a temporary dog door in my kitchen door big enough for the Wook-Monster who is too big for the dog doors sold at pet smart...

Mark Helped me cut a hole in the door...







Built a wood frame to go in the hole....

The cool thing here is I used some wood I'd gotten for scrap from some people on craigslist a while back, I had planned to burn it in the fire pit.... but instead it because the basis of the dog door.



Then I went to Axe-Man's in St Louis Park to see if they had a usable flap.... I found this really cool mat that had been insulated like it was meant to be stood on in a garage. Grabbed some tools from Ace and I'm ready to go....




Then I cut down the mat and hung it in the frame...



But I screwed up... you see, when Mark made the hole it wasn't perfectly square, so, then my frame wasn't either.... and I had the frame turned side ways when I hung the flap, so the flap was not going to hang down but instead side ways.... I had to pull it out and put it back in the right direction, but then it was not shapped right and there was a big gap....




Soooo.... back to Axe-Man's where this cool couple with matching geek ink sold me yet another mat to cut up....





Back to work but then I realized it was 1pm and I'd been up since 7am and hadn't eaten so a stopped for a manly sandwich and beer....



Here I am mounting the new mat in the frame... will cut it down once it is hooked....



SUCCESS!!!!!!



And then in the door....



And Then training the dogs...



Belle is too fast to catch mid way trough...





So, now I have a dog door that any small man can fit through, but, if you were looking to enter a house that had a door that size wouldn't you say to yourself "What on god's green earth could need a door that big, I think I'll skip this one."