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Dog Bone Wall Shelf

  • June 23, 2015

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Summer is all about the "Dog Days of Summer", so why not make some fun items for your favorite pooch. Need a landing space to hold your dog leash and accessories? I have the perfect answer; build a Dog Bone Wall Shelf. You can store your dog’s "pick-up" bags, flea meds, treats, brush, leash and other small accessories all in one place.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      We started with a piece of wood .75 x 48 x 11.25. That piece was big enough to cut the sides, back and the bone front. We had a scrap piece of wood that was .75 x 8 x 16 which we used for the top and bottom pieces. First, draw out the dog bone layout on the wood piece.

    2. Step: 2

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      This is a photo of the measurements used for each cut.

    3. Step: 3

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      Start by cutting the straight wood pieces with a Ryobi table saw, compound miter saw or circular saw. You need to cut 2 pieces 4 inches wide by 15 inches long, 2 pieces 4 inches wide by 6 inches long and 1 piece 16.5 inches long by 11.25 inches wide for the back. We used the width of the baggie box to set the width between the blade on the table saw and the guide so that the top, bottom and side pieces would all be the same width.

    4. Step: 4

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      Next cut out the dog bone shape using the Ryobi orbital jig saw. Using a ¼ inch drill bit, drill a pilot hole in the center of the opening for the poop bags (optional) on 1 of the 15 inch long boards. Again, I used the baggie box to find the center of where the baggies come out of the box. The ¼ inch hole is enough space to insert the jig saw blade so you can cut an oval opening above the baggie box.

    5. Step: 5

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      Assemble the box by using wood glue and the Ryobi AirStrike Brad Nailer. Attach the box to the back using wood glue and the Airstike. Make sure you lower the box an inch from the top of the back piece. This will make it easier to attach the hinges and it gives the bone the appearance of being framed.

    6. Step: 6

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      We sanded each wood piece using the Ryobi finishing sander after cutting and after assembly to smooth all the edges before painting. Depending on where you are hanging your finished piece you can choose how you want to finish it.

    7. Step: 7

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      Stain (optional), Paint, Stencil (optional) and wax all pieces.

    8. Step: 8

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      We assembled the done bone to the shelf box with small hinges. It’s easier to attach the hinges to the top of the box first, then lay the bone front face down and attach the other side of the hinges to the bone front by placing the top of the back down on the bench and opening the hinges on the face down bone front. Add decorative hooks to the bottom front and add d-rings to the back for hanging.

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Dog Bone Wall Shelf

by designeddecor
Jun 23, 2015
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Summer is all about the "Dog Days of Summer", so why not make some fun items for your favorite pooch. Need a landing space to hold your dog leash and accessories? I have the perfect answer; build a Dog Bone Wall Shelf. You can store your dog’s "pick-up" bags, flea meds, treats, brush, leash and other small accessories all in one place.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge c884f34c 2b67 4cf4 b79b 5bd8958ec881

    We started with a piece of wood .75 x 48 x 11.25. That piece was big enough to cut the sides, back and the bone front. We had a scrap piece of wood that was .75 x 8 x 16 which we used for the top and bottom pieces. First, draw out the dog bone layout on the wood piece.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge d13807ea 336f 42e4 a627 dc93158573bd

    This is a photo of the measurements used for each cut.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 65368d3b 4520 4c06 9fed 8a07a2bd9890

    Start by cutting the straight wood pieces with a Ryobi table saw, compound miter saw or circular saw. You need to cut 2 pieces 4 inches wide by 15 inches long, 2 pieces 4 inches wide by 6 inches long and 1 piece 16.5 inches long by 11.25 inches wide for the back. We used the width of the baggie box to set the width between the blade on the table saw and the guide so that the top, bottom and side pieces would all be the same width.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 38c1701d b49a 4f72 aafc 9043a85d2ca3

    Next cut out the dog bone shape using the Ryobi orbital jig saw. Using a ¼ inch drill bit, drill a pilot hole in the center of the opening for the poop bags (optional) on 1 of the 15 inch long boards. Again, I used the baggie box to find the center of where the baggies come out of the box. The ¼ inch hole is enough space to insert the jig saw blade so you can cut an oval opening above the baggie box.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge d3fbd0f3 8749 49ec a742 6e01854fb006

    Assemble the box by using wood glue and the Ryobi AirStrike Brad Nailer. Attach the box to the back using wood glue and the Airstike. Make sure you lower the box an inch from the top of the back piece. This will make it easier to attach the hinges and it gives the bone the appearance of being framed.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 845e0995 036a 4ffc b4f7 a40eeaf9b937

    We sanded each wood piece using the Ryobi finishing sander after cutting and after assembly to smooth all the edges before painting. Depending on where you are hanging your finished piece you can choose how you want to finish it.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 43e18e50 2800 4870 8c34 29251a2a2537

    Stain (optional), Paint, Stencil (optional) and wax all pieces.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge 6dc32ce7 d30c 4bb5 b47a 10481ab53cc1

    We assembled the done bone to the shelf box with small hinges. It’s easier to attach the hinges to the top of the box first, then lay the bone front face down and attach the other side of the hinges to the bone front by placing the top of the back down on the bench and opening the hinges on the face down bone front. Add decorative hooks to the bottom front and add d-rings to the back for hanging.