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Dog Bone-Shaped Window

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Show some puppy love with this bone-shaped fence window. Made with a downloadable stencil and an acrylic sheet, it provides a view of the outside world - without letting your dog escape into it.

 Dog looking out bone-shape window

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Jigsaw
  • 1/8" and 3/16" drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Scrap wood
  • Tape

Materials

  • 18" x 24" clear acrylic sheet, #78778
  • 1 package #12 x 1/2" panhead screws

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Project Resources

Instructions

Step 1

Determine where you want the window, and then lightly trace the outline of the acrylic sheet onto your fence with a pencil.

Step 2

Download our dog bone stencil and have it enlarged at any print shop. Cut out the bone shape. Then center and trace it within the box you drew in Step 1.

Step 3

Pick any spot on the bone outline you just traced and drill a 1/2" hole. Starting at this hole, cut out the bone shape from the fence using a jigsaw with a fine cutting blade.

Good to Know

You may need to temporarily attach some scrap wood to the back of the fence to support the fence boards after cutting out the bone shape. You can remove it once you attach the acrylic.

Step 4

Drill 3/16" screw holes in the acrylic sheet, spacing the holes around the perimeter of the sheet every 6" or so. Mark the hole locations on the fence and drill 1/8" pilot holes.

Step 5

detailed view

Attach the acrylic to the fence using panhead screws and a screwdriver.