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Project by Dan Corbin posted 01-02-2014 03:10 AM 1270 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a dog house that I built for our puppy this past summer (you can see her in the second picture). I built it using house construction techniques, since that’s pretty much all I know. The walls are 2×4 studs 16” OC. The floor is pressure treated 2×4s and 5/4×6 decking boards. The floor rests on two pressure treated 4×4s to keep it off the ground, so that it stays dry and also helps regulate the temperature. The roof is OSB with tar paper and shingles and a ridge cap to let out the hot air.

I spent a lot of time and effort building this, and she doesn’t seem to know what it’s for…. Oh well, I enjoyed building it!

-- ~ Dan, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 05:51 AM

OWW! my neck!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 11:23 AM

Very nice dog house….One spoiled puppy…but hey that’s what pets are for, after all they are family too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 11:25 AM

Very nice job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 03:28 AM

A chained dog is hardly spoiled. Thankfully they passed a law against it here.


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#5 posted 01-03-2014 05:44 PM

That is more than a dog house! It’s a mansion!

If you move that to Palo Alto California you coud sell it as a one room house for about $100,000 … no kidding as the house prices there are way out of line!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 04:37 PM

It looks great and well crafted. It’s sturdy enough even on extreme weather conditions. I’m sure he approves. Great job!

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