Extreme Doghouse Log Style !

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Project by john posted 03-19-2011 01:47 AM 2627 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it,s not a birdhouse :-)
I have been wanting to build a few log style doghouses for a while now .
This is the first time i have ever made the logs larger too. They are twice the size i use for birdhouses .
This house is 25” wide 20” deep and 36” high . It even close with plush carpet ;-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 01:53 AM

Looks like you found a new line of business! Nice!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 01:56 AM

Very cool but my dog would just look at me and say, Good I hope you’re comfortable in there, now I get the WHOLE bed! :-)

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 01:56 AM

I think people will buy these, just make sure cedar is not poisonous to dogs, wouldn’t want any unforeseen incidents. And removal carpet to clean.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 02:02 AM

Good grief, what next….

Actually, if I don’t start behaving, I may have to order one of these for me.

Nice, buddy!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 02:31 AM

looks cozy

-- Kate,

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#6 posted 03-19-2011 02:39 AM

Post more pics when you finish running the plumbing and electrical. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-19-2011 02:54 AM

Nice! I hope my wife doesn’t see this! Our dog could fit in your squirrel feeder, though.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 03:11 AM

original i like it

-- eat crap

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#9 posted 03-19-2011 03:30 AM

Looks great, our cats would love it too !!!!

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#10 posted 03-19-2011 04:33 AM

The first dog seems to be saying, “I hope they don’t put this up on a high post too”. Really a great doghouse.

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#11 posted 03-19-2011 09:54 AM

Let’s see. Birds, dogs, matching houses. What’s next? You aren’t going to make cathouses are you? They’re illegal in some places you know.
The doghouse looks good. Should make the fleas unhappy, they can’t stand cedar.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#12 posted 03-19-2011 01:31 PM

very cool dog house

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#13 posted 03-19-2011 02:43 PM

Looks good, I have to say, but we make a lot of dog houses here at Manoir Kanisha, and the little (and big) beggars chew everything. I would like to see a picture of this after two months use, though it does depend on the age and the breed involved. The little knobby pieces at the ends of the horizontals look particularly attractive to canine incisors. We have tried all sorts of ploys to deter them, usually covering corners with metal protection. This works for a time, but even this can get chewed off, and the dogs can injure themselves. The tin roof shown was also used until we had a dog injure itself on the torn edges. They have teeth like canopeners. We are about to plan a new set of outside kennels for our working breed puppies, with improvements based on several years of trial and error, so I hope later in the spring to give you some development pictures. We have to design our dog houses to protect them from the rigours of the Quebec winters, as well as the heat of summer. I believe this is a whole rich area of Lumberjocking that is ripe for development. Perhaps Mafe has some architectural ideas?

-- All is OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end.

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#14 posted 03-19-2011 03:05 PM

Thanks everyone for all the great comments .
Luckily for me my dogs don,t like chewing wood . I built this doghouse about 13 or 14 years ago and it is holding up well . I always give my dogs rawhide bones to chew on too . I,m sure it it helps but they don,t chew on my furniture ;-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#15 posted 03-19-2011 03:33 PM

nice job JOHN.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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