Monster Dog House #1: Foundation and Framing

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Blog entry by milbert posted 07-28-2013 03:55 PM 7166 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After 4 years I decided my boxer dog, Raiden, needed a friend. After it was decided that his new friend would be a mastiff that could be 3 times (!!) his size, it seemed like a good idea to build them a dog house in the yard that would be big enough for both of them.

The project was started with some general dimensions in mind but from there was pretty much off the cuff. It is completed so I will do multiple posts as time permits to show the process.

Foundation: 2-3 inches deep of gravel. Leveled and packed down.

Platform: This is the under side of the platform. Foam insulation was used. The 4 cross-members are the ‘skids’ for the dog house to rest on.

Platform: Completed platform in its final resting spot on top of gravel

Framing: Initial frame for dog house. Has both door opening and window opening.

Roof & Interior Walls: The interior walls were put in place before the roofing framing was started

Roof Sheeting: Exterior walls and roof sheeting were applied next after the entire structure was insulated.

Next time I will post pictures with the roof panels trimmed to size, paint, start of trimming, and roofing.
Please leave comments!!

(The doggies are already loving it)

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 07:16 PM

looking very nice,that’ll be a doggie condo.i’d be afraid to make one for my boxer,cause when the boss was mad at me thats were i’d be:)

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 10:20 PM

Looks like a great, thorough start. Don’t forget the show off the critters.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 11:51 PM

Okay, so what are the dimensions of the finished project that will accommodate a boxer and a mastiff?

-- Art

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 09:54 AM

Wow nice dog house, all it needs now is a wrap around deck fire pit and kegerator.

-- Vince

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