Insulated Dog House II

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Project by Mijohnst posted 02-20-2010 05:11 AM 10466 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The posting that I put up earlier today seemed really popular, so I thought I put up the first dog house that I made about 3 years ago for our two dogs. You can see how the hinges hold the top and the wind wall on the inside for the dogs to stay covered up. I also installed a heating unit ( into this for those really cold nights. Shortly after I finished this we moved 5 states across and the movers were not happy to hear that I was bring it with us… :)

Last April a tree sheered off at the top and fell strait through the roof of it…while my dog was inside! Luckily it hadn’t gone all the way through so i was able repair the hole and re-shingle the roof.

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 05:29 AM

Close call on that one!

Glad your dog is OK and that it was a relatively easy fix (from the sounds of it).

Did you just insulate the walls, or the floor and roof too?

-- 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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#2 posted 02-20-2010 05:39 AM

Thanks Jonathan…the fix was pretty easy, although it did take a few weeks for me to actually complete. This house is insulated in all the walls, floor and roof.

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 06:44 AM

Did it take much convincing to get your dog to go back in after the tree limb created a skylight?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 07:41 AM

I made the same dog house about a year ago but for 2 dogs. I have 2 labs, a cool yellow and a psycho chocolate. We put loose straw in it for a little padding and more insulation, not that it needs it with the foam panels

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 07:47 AM

Lucky dog!! Doesn’t the roof leak with shingles on a flat roof?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 09:40 AM

Yeah, it took a bit for her to go back in, but she got over it… lol

The roof isn’t completely flat…it’s got about a 10 degree angle to it so it doesn’t hold water at all.

#7 posted 02-20-2010 10:36 AM

and i thought my dog was spoiled

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 08:54 AM

Hot Dog that’s cool

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 04:55 AM

Great looking dog house. Nice construction and restoration.

-- 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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