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Giant Dog House for Giant Labs

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Project by MarkWilk posted 03-25-2008 01:55 PM 8811 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Neighbors of ours have two very big Black Labradors who needed a house to call their own. Working with pressure treated pine and metal roofing, we built a deck and dog house fit for two canine kings.

The house has the biggest dog door that we could find, interior paneling, a “person” door to help with clean-up, a sizable deck outside, and plenty of space under the house for romping around.

The guys love it, and it has become a regular pooch pad for the dog play dates in the neighborhood.

We are finishing the paint job this weekend, and adding some fun features. I’ll post new pics when we get the final finish on the walls.

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-25-2008 02:02 PM

Hi Mark,

This is nice build and a very useful project. I am sure that their new digs are the focal point of the neighborhood. Any plans for a pool to go along with the new home? I am sure they would love it. :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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MarkWilk

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#2 posted 03-25-2008 02:08 PM

Funny you should joke about the pool. My wife tells me that there’s a company online that sells a bone shaped shallow pool for use as a water feature. The Labs parents are asking about it. We may just put in that pool, yet!

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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john

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#3 posted 03-25-2008 02:08 PM

Nice work Mark , I like how you built it off the ground like that . Great idea !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 03-25-2008 02:28 PM

Ya’ll have done the pooches proud. Nice job. Please keep us informed when you add the pool.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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pipes

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#5 posted 03-25-2008 02:30 PM

Hi Mark That is a nice looking doghouse. I am sure it will get used a lot. Nice to provide a lot of shade also

-- Larry

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 02:43 PM

Where did you hide the A/C compressor? Must be in the back.

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

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Greg3G

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#7 posted 03-25-2008 03:43 PM

Good job! If my two weren’t so spoiled rotten, I would build a simular house for them. Don’t for get to put a welcome mat out for them to wipe their paws on when they come in from a hard day’s play. :-)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 03-25-2008 06:50 PM

Hi Mark

Great looking dog house. I can see that these dogs are not spoiled! When I had hunting dogs in North Dakota I used to keep the dog house off the ground some. Kept them from having to lay on the cold damp ground. I also insulated the bottom of the house. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 03-25-2008 07:26 PM

Real nice doghouse! My golden has a house as well…it used to be mine, but she has taken it over!

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GaryK

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#10 posted 03-25-2008 07:39 PM

That is one large doghouse. My dogs sleep on the porch.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#11 posted 03-26-2008 12:36 AM

My dog sleeps in the bedroom, but never on the bed. 125# German Shepherd Dog. We are safe from the bad guys.

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Eduardo Rodriguez

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#12 posted 03-08-2009 02:38 PM

How the Labs will pay the mortgage? Biscuits?

-- Tempus fugit...better work wood!!!

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tmblweed0429

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#13 posted 05-31-2009 06:59 PM

You know, my wife makes me sleep in the doghouse once in a while. I wouldn’t mid so much if it looked like yours.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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