I'm not saying it is the PERFECT dog house for everyone but for us and our dogs, it is pretty darn close!!!
|They are perfect for getting belly rubs on...|
|.....and holding up your chin when you head gets too big for your britches....|
|The porch is perfect for a chin rest!!!|
|Also good for practicing 'voguing' on ...|
|...and playing hide and seek...|
Note - We have never had a problem with the dogs and the pressure treated wood.
...and protecting yourself from epic amounts of snow!
Every time I mention or post a picture, we get requests for plans. Mark finally offered to update the instructions so I could share them - so here goes!!!
They are even large enough to withstand fat cats sitting on them!!!
-Take 1 sheet of 3/4 plywood and cut it into 4 equal pieces ( 2 feet by 4 feet).
- Take 2 pieces and cut them so the are now 2 feet by 3 feet.- Put aside 1 piece for the roof.
- Take these 2 pieces and make a cut along the top so it goes from 24" to 21". These are your two sides.
- Take the last 2 foot by 4 foot piece and cut it in half (2 feet by 2 feet). Take one piece and set it aside for the front.
- Take the other piece and cut 3" of the top for the back.
- The entire house is reinforced with 2x2.
- To make the pallet I take two 8 foot pressure treated 4x4 and cut them in half.
- Then take one 8-2 foot pieces of pressure treated 2x6, & 1-2 foot pressure treated 2x4 & nail them to the 4x4.
- I build the pallet first, then build the walls up from there, finishing with the roof.
- I put the roof on with 7 inches overhang on the front.
- The last thing I do is cut out the door using a bucket as a template.
- I nail a 2x4 across the front of the dog house for a chin rest. The bottom of the door is the top of the 2x4.
-This should give you a nice 2 foot by 3 foot doghouse with a 1 foot deck & a roof that slopes 3 inches from front to back.
-This house is built heavy so that it is stable in the sand.