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Dog house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Heurtley House

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Project by Scott posted 04-05-2012 10:07 PM 6921 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created this dog house to look like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heurtley house. There is space for two retrievers.

Here are some images of the real house:

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1589&bih=944&q=wright+heurtley+house

-- Scott in North Carolina





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 10:49 PM

Looks like your dogs won the lottery. Great looking work.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

#2 posted 04-05-2012 11:56 PM

Very nice dog house.

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 12:09 AM

My favorite architect. Those lucky dogs!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 12:19 AM

Very classy! Nice pups too. My favorite…retrievers.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 12:27 AM

Great looking design !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 01:26 AM

Very nice looking dog house, I’m sure the dogs love it!

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 02:17 AM

Blissfully unaware I’m sure. Hope their names are Frank and Lloyd. Great colours.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#8 posted 04-06-2012 03:18 AM

great dog house for a couple of great looking dogs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 03:44 AM

awesome dogs, awesome pic, awesome doghouse.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 04-06-2012 04:38 AM

Nice take on a FLW design. Love it.

-- Ben in Va

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#11 posted 04-06-2012 05:13 AM

That is amazing! Now my dog would be laying on the roof. What wood did you use on the walls? I like the subtle color contrast.

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#12 posted 04-06-2012 09:02 AM

Wonderful design and build. Very unique.

A few years ago now, we had a golden retriever and I built him a kennel. He seemed to know what I was doing, because as soon as I put base on the ground, he laid down on it and I ended up building the thing around him. :-)

He like it so much that he refused to sleep in the house after that and would wait by the door each night for me to let him out to his kennel so he could go to sleep.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#13 posted 04-06-2012 11:56 AM

Thanks for all the comments!

Josh, awesome comment!

JeffC, I made a plywood box, then I glued and screwed 1 inch dimensional pine lumber to it, to create the gaps.

Brit, great story about your dog!

The hardest part about this project was the roof with all the angles. Makes you appreciate what house roofers can do.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#14 posted 04-06-2012 12:57 PM

Awesome!

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#15 posted 04-06-2012 03:24 PM

FLW would be smiling! He designed every piece. Probably would have asked you to do the kennels! LOL! Nice work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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