Will be attempting to build doggie ramps this weekend.

April 2, 2011 10:14am CST
I never got any replies to questions about building doggie ramps, so now I have to fend for myself and hope I can figure out how to do this. In about an hour, I will be picking up 2 sheets of MDF board to build a couple of ramps. Without power tools, this is going to be a challenge to say the least. I have an old hack saw that I'm going to use to try to cut them to size, or at least one of them, since both of them are too wide for our back stairway. The only problem is that I don't have anything to attach carpet to the boards, I don't have glue or staples. However, I do have finishing nails that I could probably use, I'm sure they'd work temporarily. I'm hoping to get this done by the end of tomorrow, that way my dog doesn't have to works so hard getting up the stairs.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
12 Apr 11
I have never built doggie ramps so I don't know what to suggest. Since you wrote this a week ago, I think you were probably able to get the job done already. How did it go? Were you able to get the carpet on ok? I like people who are creative and can get things done on their own. Good luck with that!!!
• Canada
13 Apr 11
Construction adhesive and some screws. We haven't used it yet, it's still leaning against the wall. I've yet to take any pictures of it either. Unfortunately the screws damaged some of the end, but I will try to glue it together at some point.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
13 Apr 11
I hope you can get it working soon. If your poor dog is having trouble with the stairs, it would be helpful to have that working. Have a great day!!!
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
2 Apr 11
I'm sorry that you didn't receive any response to your question about how to build the ramp. Even if I saw it, I couldn't help you because I am not good at building things. I only wanted to remind you that the ramp must be solid and rigid. If it moves while the dog steps on it, he might never step on it again. Dogs don't like to walk on uncertain surfaces, you know? I wouldn't worry about the carpet for now, wood is a quite adherent surface, your dog won't have problems while stepping on it. You can add a piece of carpet later if you want. I hope you will manage to build a solid ramp for him. Couldn't you find anybody to help you with the ramp? (a friend or a neighbor, maybe?)