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Project by Mijohnst posted 02-19-2010 06:26 PM 18833 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My buddy and I made this for his dog in December. It took us about 2 days of after dinner work and it came out pretty nice. We were both pretty pleased. It doesn’t get too cold in Alabama, but we insulated it anyway.





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#1 posted 02-19-2010 06:30 PM

I never had any experience of leaving a dog outside.Please tell me is this for security reasons like a watchdog or what?I always kept mine or liked to to have them in the house in the hub of the society.Not intended in anyway as a criticism just we do things different here leaving dogs out side seems to be very popular in the states I wonder why.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 06:34 PM

Very nice. As a suggestion, you may want to make a small walled off area in there. Dogs actually prefer small spots where they can curl up. They have a natural denning instinct.

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#3 posted 02-19-2010 06:36 PM

Looks like it’s walled off in the final pic.

This is great. I was recently talking to a friend and he was asking if I would help him build something like this over the summer. We’re in Illinois so it will be super-insulated. Probably even the floor. Nice to have a visual now. I’ll have to show it to him and see what he says. Did you have any kind of a plan to start with?

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#4 posted 02-19-2010 06:48 PM

Thanks for the comments… one thing that isn’t showing is there is a partition wall inside… or a wind wall so the dog actually goes down a short hall and turns right into the inter box.

Also Scotsman, his dog is an inside/outside dog. He sleeps outside at night so he can get up and do his business without having to wake the family.

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 06:57 PM

Sorry Michaelray… I didn’t see your comment. A few years ago I bought some plans for a big 3 dog house (which I build and will post later) and so we modify them. Have a look!

http://www.doghouseplans.com/

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#6 posted 02-19-2010 07:00 PM

Great stuff!!

Is the door large enough for you to fit through? If you’re anything like me … it’s nice to plan ahead :-)

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 02-19-2010 07:03 PM

Good point NBeener… LOL

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#8 posted 02-19-2010 07:10 PM

That will work, pretty Fancy.

Scotsman (PM sent)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#9 posted 02-19-2010 07:11 PM

Sorry, didn’t see the partition. It does need a fridge stocked with bacon and jerky though.

I’m with NBeener. Sometimes a Plan B for sleeping arrangements would be helpful.

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#10 posted 02-19-2010 07:24 PM

thanks for the link!

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

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#11 posted 02-19-2010 07:28 PM

Great looking house! Keep your dog humble though. He may start to think he’s high society, up there with Jim and Tammy Baker’s pooches. haha

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#12 posted 02-19-2010 08:29 PM

I wish you wouldn’t have posted this. Now my wife wants me to make one and we don’t have a dog. Either she is hinting about getting a dog or she is making plans for me to sleep in it.
Nice job on your buddy’s dog house…...that was a really cool man-friend thing to do together.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 02-19-2010 08:48 PM

Sweet doghouse!

-- Jim, North Vancouver, BC

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#14 posted 02-19-2010 09:24 PM

Nice job here. Sounds well thought-out with the wind wall.

What did you use for insualtion, polystyrene panels cut to fit between the 2x?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#15 posted 02-19-2010 09:31 PM

This is a nice looking doghouse. Would I be correct in assuming the roof is hinged for easy access?

I’ve been thinking of something like this for our dogs. Mine would need to be suited for hot summers and a couple weeks of cold weather. I was thinking of making shutters for windows that could be opened to allow a breeze in summer and closed to block the wind in winter.

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