Easy Whelping Box Plans
I have boxers, but this should work for goldens too.
I went to Home Depot
2 12" x 8' Rubbermaid shelves
2 3" x 8' wood, not pressed board
1 piece of white board
6 corner brackets
I purchased two 12" x 8' rubbermaid shelves. They are pressed board covered with melamine (I think). I had the clerk cut them: 1 of the boards in half making 2 pieces 4' x 4'. I had the other cut in half and one of the halves cut in half again making 1 4' x 4' and two 2' x 2'.
I had the 3" x 8' pieces cut the same way
I picked up a piece of white board also melamine coated and had it cut 4' x 4''
Thus, all the cutting was done at the store.
I attached the 3" pieces (pig rail) to the sides (cut shelving) I had to stagger the placement since I could not cut the pieces just a bit shorter to fit. I just had one piece rest on top of the other two.
I attached the sides together using the corner brackets.
One of the shorter pieces of shelving becomes the door and is attached to the side with hinges or can just be set in place. It fits snuggly. Think of a sandbox at the playground with an inside seat for kids to sit on.
I did not attach the floor (white board piece). It's easier to clean and store.
That's it. I've used mine twice so far. It comes apart easily and stores nicely in the rafters of my garage. It is also light weight when in pieces which is easy for me to carry. I can assemble it in my whelping room (read extra bedroom).
It is super easy to clean using the pretreated wood shelves.
Hope this gives you an idea. Best of luck with all your puppies!!