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I needed a crate for my new yak and since I wanted my bait cooler directly behind the seat a standard plastic crate wouldn't fit so I decided to build my own.

I used poplar which I know isn't the best but free is good. Not sure exactly what it weighs but I'd guess less than 5lbs. I may add some reinforcement to the top corners later if needed but it seems plenty solid.

Fits like a glove and doesn't slide around.

 

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Very nice. Looks like it could double as a turtle cage. Sorry, couldnt resist:D. I've been thinking about building one as well and you might of just motivated me w/ this.
 

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Looks good!

Poplar is strong and light so not a bad choice as long as you keep it oiled or sealed and let it get plenty of air between trips

Darrell
 

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Very nice. Looks like it could double as a turtle cage. Sorry, couldnt resist:D. I've been thinking about building one as well and you might of just motivated me w/ this.
If I get swept out to sea, I can tie some cord on it and use it for a crab trap. :D


Looks good!

Poplar is strong and light so not a bad choice as long as you keep it oiled or sealed and let it get plenty of air between trips

Darrell
I used dark walnut "Danish Oil" to finish it since I had some on hand. I wish I'd spent more time sanding it because the grain is really nice on several pieces but I had limited build time and did the best I could with the time I had. It's good enough for what it is though.


ETA: The first pic was after one coat, I've done a second and may do a third.
 
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