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Project by RKW posted 10-27-2010 03:09 PM 1490 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i built this primarily out of cheap framing lumber. My main goal was to provide our new golden retriever pup with shelter for days that she is home alone and the weather is bad. I also wanted it to be a skill building project. Until this project i had no experience with mortise and tenon joinery, and i thought given the cheap material i was using this would be a good place to start. The entire frame is put together with mortise and tenon joints.(a little over kill for a dog house, but it was good practice) My wife did most of the painting. She requisted some stencils and the third pic shows what i came up with. I printed a coupld of pics off the net and taped them to 1/4 in ply and used my scroll saw to cut out the shapes.
thanks for looking.

-- RKWoods





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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:18 PM

Wow Randy. That dog will be spoiled rotten.

Nice dog mansion—-cute puppy too!

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 03:40 PM

I like that it has a front porch. A few years ago I built one with a front porch and people always comment when they see it.
Good job and im sure the little guy will feel right at home in it.

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 03:43 PM

Terrifc dog house for a beautiful pup!

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 03:48 PM

Aww she’s so cute :) Nice work on the house!

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 04:05 PM

Nice dog palace! I like the fact that you expanded your skill set here too… good practice.

She is very cute! What did your family name her?

+1 for the front porch.

-- 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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RKW

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 04:22 PM

thanks for the comments… Kent, she is already spoiled rotten. Jonathan, we named her Juris Prudence.(my wife is working on a law degree) We call her Juris.

-- RKWoods

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 04:33 PM

Guess Juris will have to be the final judge on the house then? ;)

-- 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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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 06:23 PM

Great dog house. Beautiful dog. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 08:12 PM

Awesome doghouse! Maybe on nights when you’re being a “bad boy” being sent to the doghouse won’t seem so bad!! :D

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