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Project by woodrookieII posted 04-07-2012 02:24 AM 1015 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two big dogs (Alaskan Malamutes) needed some new digs. So my son-in-law and I embarked on a mission to complete the project before the first snow fell (we just made it). Just now getting around to posting.

Based on a 4×8 foot print there are 4 rooms, divided in the middle so 2 rooms to a side (hence the Double Wide reference). I refer to the room with the door as the foyer, and down the hall and around the corner is the bedroom (away from the wind).

The floor is insulated, all exterior walls and all interior walls have drop in insulation and are double sided so the dogs can’t chew on the insulation. The roof (papered and shingled with drip edge) is pitched to the rear and hinged at the rear for easy cleaning.

No treated lumber was used on the interior, only under the floor.

My daughter refers to it as the DogMansion, which I guess goes along with the Taj Macoop I built.

Anyways, sorry I only have the one picture of the Doggy Double Wide.

....rookieII





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#1 posted 04-07-2012 04:16 AM

Good idea with the hidden rooms

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 02:32 PM

You forgot the most important part, what to the two malamutes think about it? Nice looking doghouse,
and it should be plenty warm.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 04-07-2012 05:20 PM

Like it. I’ve built kitty condos with insulation and heaters for the outside cats! My condos are smaller but I’ve made 5 of them. Used reflective insulation to improve r factor here in MN. Designed for easy cleaning. Straw is healthy as it doesn’t get mold and mildew. but I hate cleanup! LOL

Thanks for posting

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 01:14 AM

Thats pretty cool! Your Lucky Dogs!

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 03:30 AM

I love it! My little dog would get lost lol

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 11:54 AM

Wow, that is a great doghouse. I bet your dogs love it!
You will have to open up the top and take some pictures so we can all see the interior.
Nice build!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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