Dog House

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Project by Charlie_Wintercoats posted 12-12-2008 08:44 AM 1313 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a house I built for my dog. It isnt along the lines of furniture or craft wood working but is wood none the less. I made it out of 1/2 inch plywood then a layer of insulating foam and an outer shell of fiber board then trimmed with cut down 2×4s.

1×4x8s were double the price of 2×4x8s so i bandsawed the the 2×4s in half and used them as trim. I cut 2×2s too which were more than 2×4s

The whole thing cost 150 because of the timed lighting and shingles. I made plexi glass windows and hadnt installed them at the point I took the pictures but they are in now and are trimmed with a white baseboard trim it looks pretty good. It weighs more than me and I am fat. The roof is removable for access and portability.

My dog loves it (or uses it because its the only one in the yard) I threw a few blankets in there and it stays pretty warm. I bribed her to go inside with food for the picture.

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#1 posted 12-12-2008 03:03 PM

Boxer’s rule!!! (yes, I have one too)

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#2 posted 12-12-2008 04:54 PM

great job – only one suggestion – get one of those cedar filled beds for her – they can get wet and still keep the dog warm and bugs hate cedar for some reason. You should of added a TV though – if your better half gets mad at you – you may need to use it too.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#3 posted 12-12-2008 05:33 PM

Very nice Dog House. Good job.

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-12-2008 06:00 PM

I agree, BOXER’S RULE!!!!!!! (have one as well)

Good looking dog house too. :)

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#5 posted 12-12-2008 06:05 PM

It’s so nice to see all the effort you went to for your dog.Great job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#6 posted 12-12-2008 11:30 PM

I’d have to say I like Boxer’s as well. Nice house.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#7 posted 12-13-2008 05:38 AM

well done dogs love houses

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 12-13-2008 04:40 PM

That’s were she send’s me when I drink to many brewskies,lol,nice job

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