EP. 44 HOW TO BUILD A DOG HOUSE
Today on Modern Builds I'm building my second modern dog house. This one is a bit more appropriate for the average sized dog compared to my last dog house.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
2 - 3/4" Sheets of Plywood
1 Pack of Cedar Shingles
1 - 2x4 For Trim
1 - Solar Light
Admiral Blue Paint
Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive: http://amzn.to/2bdMGSl
Silicone Caulk: http://amzn.to/2b8ZdfF
STEP ONE: CUT THE PLYWOOD
I used a circular saw and straight edge to cut all my pieces for the dog house out of 3/4" plywood to the sizes in the diagrams above.
STEP TWO: PITCH THE ROOF
I used a straight edge to find the angle for the roof and cut that with the circular saw on my two side pieces.
STEP THREE: CUT THE DOOR
Next we just cut the door for the doghouse with a jigsaw.
STEP FOUR: PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
To put the shell of the doghouse together, I cut some 2x2 pieces as corner braces. This gave more room for construction adhesive as well as more wood to nail into.
STEP FIVE: ROOF AND FLOOR
From my second sheet of plywood, I cut my floor and roof. I attached the roof with hinges and the floor with two right angle brackets on each corner.
I used silicone caulk anywhere I joined two boards to keep things weather tight.
STEP SIX: PAINT IT
We used a paint color called admiral blue for the exterior of the doghouse.
STEP SEVEN: PALLETS, PALLETS, PALLETS.
I used pallets for the siding on the doghouse.
The first pallet I took apart had pine slats. That's what I used on the siding. The second pallet had red oak slats, so I decided to rip them to 1.5" slats and use it for the flooring.
STEP EIGHT: SHINGLE THE ROOF
I used cedar shingles to help protect the roof and help tie in the wood from the rest of the build. It turns out I installed these upside down....whoops.
STEP NINE: TRIM IT UP
I cut a 2x4 into 1/4" strips and trimmed the dog house. Be sure to check out the final pictures to see everywhere I added trim.
STEP TEN: MAKE THE AWNING
To make the roof over the deck, I glued two pieces of scrap 3/4" plywood together left over from earlier and then trimmed it to length. Next, I used a hole saw to make a hole for the solar "porch light" made from a solar path light.
That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!
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