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Hey guys, I'm about to start building a dog crate, but I do have the concern of what to finish it with. I definitely want to seal the wood up as best as possible... I mean come on, who wants a dog urine finish applied to their crate? ;-)

So what would you guys suggest that is:
1) Pet safe
2) Easy to clean when "that time" comes

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honestly i'd reconsider the wood construction. any and all dogs i've had would chew their way out, and cleaning "dirtied" wood wouldn't be fun at all. just my .02.
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There's a lot of other things to consider as well. Any oil based finish may smell so bad for so long that your dog wouldn't use the crate...and if you force him in I guess it's possible he could get sick from the odor. That said, my experience with dogs is that they normally won't mess their crate unless there is no way to avoid it. But, I agree that wood probably isn't the best first choice because of the chewing issue. If you proceed, all finishes are safe...after they fully cure, but there may some species of wood that are toxic if Fido ingests some.

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With the cost of materials and time, I'd say its cheaper and wiser to just get a plastic one.
I see them at garage sales for dirt cheap.

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honestly i'd reconsider the wood construction. any and all dogs i've had would chew their way out, and cleaning "dirtied" wood wouldn't be fun at all. just my .02.
Absolutely reconsider.

Just too many reasons a wood "crate" would not be good.

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