Mine weighs a ton and is big at 4' x 6' but I love it! Just set it up yesterday for the approaching big day next week. We used the laminated white board (forget what it is called but they make cabinets out of it), but do not have a bottom on it so it is just 4 sides that we can easily take apart - I use pvc hangers and 2" pvc pipe for the pig rails - easy to remove. I set it on a piece of remnant linoleum. My husband made it for me.
This picture was taken 2 years ago - the dining room now has wood floors and I covered almost all of it with a piece of linoleum this time.
OOOH! This is sooo nice! I especially love the artwork
You all have been so helpful, thank you. I think I am leaning towards the Dura Whelp, but the plywood is tempting too! Okay, no help at all!
But, since we happen to have 5 sheets of plywood just sitting here, how do those of you with this type of box find it to clean? What type of paint or surface do you put on it? The thing that is most holding me back from having Patrick build the plywood box, is the worry about keeping it clean. I know the Dura Whelp can be wiped down and disinfected easily, right?
Suzan - with your wire one, do you leave the sides open, or is that what you are covering with the tarp? I'd be afraid of a pup getting stuck in the wire - is that a concern at all? I also really want a nice secure, den like feeling to it for the bitch. She has her own whelping room, but dogs like dens.
And how do you clean all of those individual bars of wire? I hate cleaning ex-pens as it is! LoL! But it sounds nice and light weight. Do you have a photo to share?
Time is getting short, as I like my girls getting used to it at least 2 weeks prior and we only have a little over 3 left, so I have to get something this week - nothing like waiting until the last moment!
Diva is SOOOO huge! There's either more than 6 pups in there or they are all big males.