Thursday, May 7, 2015

How to Create the Perfect DIY Pet Door

My oldest son is about the handiest guy I know. He'll walk in the house on a visit and one of the first things he says after, "Hi Mama, Love you" is "what kind of work do you have for me to do around here?" I always have a list for him... ;) The one exception is if  it's a short visit. He lives out of state, so if he's not going to be here long, then I refuse to let him do anything (I like to spend all the time I can with him if he's just popping in and popping out). If I had a pet, installing a pet door would definitely be something I would want to consider, and my son would be the one I would recruit to do it, because I know he'd do it right. I bet he'd be glad to do it too, and the instructions below would be just the ones we would use.

If you're considering a pet door, and want to do-it-yourself, then this is the infographic for you! If you use it, I'd love to hear how it worked out!

The Perfect Pet Door Infographic
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30 comments:

  1. I am so not handy, but if it were to have something like this done, it would be my brother to the rescue for this, as he is the handiest person I know here. 😉

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  2. We don't have a pet door, but around here we have a leash law so our dog cannot go outside unless he's on the leash. I guess that kind of eliminates the need for one :-)

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  3. Seems easy enough, I'd never have one with the two cats as they are far too skiddish to go outdoors. Plus I'd be afraid raccoons or something would sneak in

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  4. I have always contemplated a pet door

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  5. This feels above my personal handy-level, but I'm sure a friend could install this if we needed it. I can't imagine how BIG the door would have to be to fit our bulldog's shoulders :) :)

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  6. That is so great! I love this because you covered everything so thoroughly. Thanks so much for this. We've been thinking about getting a doggy door, and I know my husband would rather build something like this.

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  7. What a great guide. I think If I had pets I would want them to be able to go in and out when they felt like it.

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  8. And you don't have to take them out to potty anymore either, they can do that when they want. Way cool.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  9. I love this! You always share the best stuff.

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  10. Such a fun infographic. The students here have to make one. I love what they come up with.

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  11. I would love to have one, but we have full glass on every door in our house :( I get my exercise by letting 3 dogs in and out all day long!

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  12. And, if you have a big dog, make sure that a small and agile human can't shimmy through that dog door. One of my friends had her house broken into that way.

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  13. I wish i could post a picture here of my perfect DIY to cover up a Pet Door ;-)

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  14. This is such a cool idea. Why buy it when you can make it. Thanks!

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  15. I love pet doors but I've never wanted to buy one. Making one this way would be perfect.

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  16. Aww it's so sweet that he still likes to help around the house even though he has moved out :)


    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  17. I would love one of these! I would however be scared my very, very curious cat would go out though! My dogs? Would love a door for themselves though!

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  18. I follow a pinterest humor board called "Nailed it." If I tried this, I'm sure I'd have something worthy of adding to this board.

    https://www.pinterest.com/brandonlyon19/nailed-it/

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/05/waiting-for-summer.html

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  19. This sounds like a job for the guy around here! It's all spelled out quite nicely.

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  20. How nice to have such a handy son. I wish I had a handy person in my life.

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  21. What a good idea. Pet doors can be quite expensive, so this is great.

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  22. We need a pet door desperately. But, we also need a fence as well. My dogs are good about not running off, but I would hate for them to go out and I don't know. Then not be able to find them.

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  23. This is such a great DIY project. I've wanted to build a cat door leading to the garage, now I know how. THANKS

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  24. You're amazing, I could never figure out how to do this myself! Not that great with a hammer!

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  25. Oh my! This is a great project. Looks a bit daunting for me though, but I am not a quitter. Lol. Love the new look of your blog by the way

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  26. Your son is a blessing :)

    My hubs made a pet door for our kittens too. Thank God or they'd have been given away! I couldn't live with their poop box inside the house!

    This instruction seems workable.

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  27. Awww, we don't have any pets right now. What a detailed tutorial!

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  28. A doggie door would make my lie so much easier! Maybe I can talk my husband into it!
    ~Amanda

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  29. The step by step infographic is great! Never thought about making my own door

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