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Dog enclosure with concrete slab

Cultivating a Following
Cultivating a Following

This concrete slab for a dog kennel enclosure has drainage channels so water can run out to the sides and was painted for easy cleaning.





The project


Meet Edward. He loves his new home. It measures 3 x 3m so there's plenty of room.


It took me about four days to complete. Two days excavating by hand. About a day prepping the slab ready for the pour. Then a day for mixing and pouring about three tons of concrete. The Ozito Cement Mixer is gold. I fully loaded it and pushed it to the limit and it performed 100%.








It's my first concrete slab so not everything went to plan. There is a slight dip in the middle and water builds up when it rains. I used an angle grinder to carve out a drainage channel so water can run out and made a sand drainage ditch down the sides. I also painted the concrete slab, which will make it easier to hose down and clean.






More project inspiration


Bunnings Workshop member SpencerGre built a dog kennel using recycled pallet timber and installed castor wheels for easy moving.




Workshop member AmyCody built this beautiful dog kennel with solar light using recycled pallets, Colorbond offcuts, fence palings and plywood.




Workshop member Riley built this double dog bed frame using recycled pallets.




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