Deer Creek Business
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN BUILDING, WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES AND FOLLOW ALL TOOL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND RULES.
(03) 2" x 4" x 8'
(13) 2" x 4" x 10'
(03) 2" x 4" x 12'
(03) Pounds #16 galvanized box nails
(02) Pounds #10 galvanized box nails
(01) Pound 1-1/4" galvanized roofing nails
2 Hammers Circular or Hand Saw
Tape Measure Small Framing and Carpenters Square
Electric Drill Phillips Screwdrivers (#2 & #3)
3/16" Drill Bit *Screw Gun recommended
Clinching-Bending over the end of a nail that protrudes through the lumber. To clinch a nail-using two hammers, hold one hammer against the head of the nail while bending over the end of the nail with the hammer.
TO BUILD A BETTER KENNEL
We strongly recommend using treated lumber to build the kennel units. Treated lumber is maintenance-free and will outlast other wood many years. Please note that treated lumber has a tendency to warp if left lying around. Buy the straightest you can find. Stack on a dry level surface out of the sun and rain. If the lumber is not going to be used that day, put small blocks of wood underneath each board. This will allow all sides of each board to receive equal air circulation. Cut and assemble kennel as soon as possible. After wood dries out, it may be necessary to go back and tighten and clinch all nails. To help fight corrosion and for greater holding power, use galvanized coated nails. Use #16 and #10 box nails for joining 2 x 4's as noted below in Figure 1.
Building materials may be purchased treated or untreated, depending on your preference. Old treated materials used arsenic and were very dangerous for usage for pets, but new processes are safe. Please read below from Home Depot's web site:SAFETY ALERT: Working with Pressure-Treated Lumber Copper-base compounds have replaced formulations containing arsenic for lumber treatment. Until December 2003, the primary pressure treatment for wood used chromated copper arsenic (CCA) as its preservative. The new alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) or copper azole treatments are safe for people, animals, and plants when used as recommended.
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