Dream Doghouse

This sturdy and beautiful doghouse will keep your best friend warm and dry in style. And you'll have fun making it.

The design features a covered porch, overhung gabled main roof, and five windows to allow for air circulation, and provides a view of your furry friend's whole domain. The raised floor and gabled main roof keeps your dog protected from rainy weather.

This plan will accommodate large dogs and small dogs alike. Its sturdy construction and quality materials will protect for years to come.

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COST:

TIME: 10 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (2) 4 x 4 x 12' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (2) 4 x 4 x 6' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (18) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (4) 2 x 4 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (10) 5⁄4 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (2) 5⁄4 x 6 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (3) 1 x 2 x 12' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (3) 4 x 8 x 1/2" plywood
  • 1lb box: 2" deck screws, 3" deck screws, 6" deck screws
  • 100 roofing nails
  • Optional: 30 each finishing nails
  • Shingles
  • Roofing felt
  • Metal drip edge

Cut List

  • A. (2) 4 x 4 x 65 1/4"
  • B. (2) 4 x 4 x 38 1/2"
  • C. (8) 2 x 4 x 40 1/2"
  • D. (4) 2 x 4 x 46"
  • E. (4) 2 x 4 x 29"
  • F. (12) 2 x 4 x 13 3/4"
  • G. (4) 2 x 4 x 43"
  • H. (4) 2 x 4 x 11"
  • I. (4) 2 x 4 x 30"
  • J. (1) 2 x 4 x 16 1/2"
  • K. (2) 2 x 4 x 6"
  • L. (2) 2 x 4 x 19 1/4"
  • M. (1) 2 x 4 x 21"
  • N. (8) 5/4 x 6 x 32"
  • O. (8) 5/4 x 6' x 16 3/4"
  • P. (8) 5/4 x 6' x 4 1/4"
  • Q. (2) 5/4 x 2 x 32"
  • R. (10) 2 x 4 x 28 1/4"
  • S. (4) 2 x 4 x 20 3/4"
  • T. (4) 5/4 x 6' x 40 1/8"
  • U. (4) 5/4 x 6' x 44"
  • V. (2) 5/4 x 6' x 20"
  • W. (1) 5/4 x 6' x 22"
  • X. (3) 5/4 x 6' x 16 3/4"
  • Y. (2) 5/4 x 6' x 27 7/8"
  • Z. (1) 5/4 x 6' x 29 3/4"
  • AA. (18) 1 x 2 x 14"
  • BB. (2) 1 x 2 x 19 1/2"
  • CC. (4) 2 x 4 x 4"
  • DD. (1) 2 x 4 x 36 1/2"
  • EE. (2) 4 x 4 x 28"
  • FF. (1) 2 x 4 x 38 1/2"
  • GG. (2) 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 28 1/4"
  • HH. (1) 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 21 1/4"
  • II. (2) 5/4 x 58 1/2 x 4 1/4"

Tools

  • Miter saw (or hand or circular saw)
  • Table saw
  • Drill/driver
  • Hammer
  • Miter square
  • Measuring tape
  • Nail gun