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D.I.Y. projects for pets

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Pets are much-loved family members but you don't need to spend a fortune on them. Building items like a dog kennel, cat enclosure or food station can be a simple, affordable and creative project for D.I.Y. beginners.


Get inspiration from these fantastic projects Bunnings Workshop community members made for their pets, and let us know how we can help turn your ideas into reality.


1. Dog kennel with solar light by @AmyCody 


Amy made this beautiful dog kennel using recycled pallet timber, Colorbond offcuts, fence palings and plywood.


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2. Recycled pallet timber dog kennel by @SpencerGre 


Spencer built a dog kennel on castors using recycled pallet timber.


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3. Indoor dog kennel by @Poppop 


Workshop member Poppop's indoor dog kennel is a stylish alternative to crates, with space on top to store treats, toys and other pet supplies.


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4. Twin dog bowl food and water station by @Wayne 


Wayne's raised food and water station keeps dog bowls tidy and in place.


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5. Indoor to outdoor cat tower by @Shannon 


Shannon constructed an enclosure using recycled mesh panels that creates a fun and safe area for cats to explore indoors and out.


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6. Large dog bed using recycled pallet timber by @LePallet 


Riley built a double bed using recycled pallet timber. It's perfect for a large dog to sprawl out on, or as a relaxing spot for a couple of pets.


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7. Dog enclosure with concrete slab by @HyacinthBucket 


Workshop member HyacinthBucket laid a concrete slab for a dog kennel enclosure with drainage channels so water can run out to the sides. The slab is painted for easy cleaning.


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8. Puppy whelping box by @LePallet 


Riley built a solid whelping box and puppy pen using recycled pallet timber.


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9. Cat enclosure by @Chrissie35 


Workshop member Chrissie created an all-weather outdoor enclosure for her cats that she calls her Catio. It's made using both netting and shade cloth so that her cats can choose sun or shade, and there's a cat door so they can come and go as they please.




How to build a dog kennel


This D.I.Y. dog kennel is a great project to take on as a family and will look great in your backyard.




How to build a cat tower


This vertical climbing tower will give your cat lots of exercise, stimulation and fun as it climbs through six different levels and explores various spaces where it can hide, rest and play. Check out How to build a cat tower.


How to make a dog feeding station


This D.I.Y. feeding station will keep pet food and water neat and tidy and can slide away when it's not in use.




How to keep your garden safe for pets


Checking for problem plants is extremely important for the safety and longevity of your pets. See Workshop member Noelle's guide How to keep your garden safe for pets for plants to avoid growing in the garden.


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