Doghouse

Do your best friend a solid and have a little fun yourself. This sturdy doghouse is an enjoyable project that will keep your furry pal warm and dry.

This design features a removable roof for easier cleaning, and the floor is raised off the ground to keeps your dog protected from rainy weather. This plan will accommodate dogs up to 60 pounds, but it can easily be modified to fit a dog of any size.

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COST:

TIME: 6 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (3) 3/4 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® exterior plywood
  • (2) 1 x 4 x 10' YellaWood®
  • 2" deck screws
  • 15# roofing felt
  • One bundle asphalt shingles
  • 3/8" galvanized staples
  • 3/4" roofing nails
  • 1 1/2" galvanized brads or finish nails
  • Waterproof wood glue

Cut List

  • A. (2) 3/4 x 36 x 36" (exterior plywood)
  • B. (2) 3/4 x 40 x 18" (exterior plywood)
  • C. (1) 3/4 x 34 1/2 x 40" (exterior plywood)
  • D. (1) 3/4 x 48 x 26 1/4" (exterior plywood)
  • E. (1) 3/4 x 48 x 27" (exterior plywood)
  • F. (8) 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 17"
  • G. (4) 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 29"
  • H. (2) 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 48"

Tools

  • Circular saw
  • Table saw
  • Jig saw
  • Drill/driver
  • 7/64" countersink drill bit
  • Clamps
  • Straightedge
  • Stapler
  • Hammer
  • Utility knife
  • Square
  • Brad nailer
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue