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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:17 am 
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A customer asks "You build beautiful custom furniture, could you build a Whelping Box?" I said "I probably could, if I knew what one was"

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It's a place for Mamma dog to feed her babies. It's built almost entirely of 3/4in. plywood and 2 X 4's. The "Pig Rail" is removable, it keeps the puppies from climbing out. Thanks for looking!

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:45 pm 
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Yep, that is different. Even I have not made one of those before!

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:21 pm 
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Great idea, Larry, sorta like a whelping bed?

Curious as to what looks to be a 2x4 running around about 1/3 up from the bottom??

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Dennis, it's called a "Pig Rail" (I have no idea why). It keeps the puppies from trying to climb out.

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Maybe the rail is to prevent the big dog from rolling onto the pups. I think hog farmers go to great lengths to prevent the sow from crushing the piglets :idea:

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:43 pm 
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A Whelping box???? Ive never heard of one.
Only you brutha :-D

It does seem like a interesting project and as usual you did a great job on it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:29 am 
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Larry Norton wrote:
Dennis, it's called a "Pig Rail" (I have no idea why). It keeps the puppies from trying to climb out.


Thanks, Larry. Makes sense.

Do we get to see the puppies once they're born? I'm a pushover for puppies!

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