Foldable & Portable | Plywood
For my Major Design Project, I have designed and constructed a foldable and portable dog kennel. The aim of this project was to make a good quality dog kennel that is easy to transport from place to place. Currently, how most large/sturdy dog kennels are moved is through disassembly and then re-assembling the kennel in the new chosen location. Being able to move a kennel without having to take it apart would be ideal and should be incorporated into this project.
The completed kennel has a series of hinges that allows the product to be transformed into a flatpack that is easier to move and takes up less space. This design should make various things easier such as moving house, going on a holiday (with your dog) or just wanting to move your dog’s resting place with ease (e.g. outside to inside). The kennel is large enough to fit any breed or size of dog (except perhaps extra-large breeds). When in its flatpack mode, the kennel is able to be moved in 3 separate and easy to move pieces. Adding to this movable is having wheels as an extra so it can be wheeled around like a suitcase/travel case. The kennel is also very presentable, with lots of features for aesthetics like little windows, a quality finish and the use of durable outdoor plywood.