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Dog House Plans, finding and building the perfect dog house.

Dog House Plans, there are many ways to build a dog house and a few things to consider before you start construction.

Dog House Plans and kits come in a variety of styles, sizes and finishes depending on your budget, desired amount of labor, cost and desired look.

Tips To Consider When Planning Your Dog House:

Tools You'll Need When Building Your Dog House

· Tape measure
· Circular saw or table saw
· Drill - with drill bit and screw driver bit
· Spade Bit (3/4" or larger)
· Hammer
· Paint Brush
· Pencil
· Safety Glasses
· Carpenters Square

Safety and Comfort for you Dog

Here are a few tips to consider when you're building and you doghouse...

  • Don't use pressure treated wood on any parts the dog may chew. Pressure treated wood contains arsenic and can be poisonous and even deadly to your dog.

  • The doghouse should be raised from the ground to keep out moisture and help insulate the dog from the cold.

  • The doghouse should be large enough for the dog to comfortably turn around but small enough to retain the dog's body heat if he'll be spending time outside in the cold weather, a properly insulated doghouse is a must.

Make It Easy To Clean

It's a good idea to make the house of your doghouse removable or use a set of strong hinges so it can be lifted easily to allow for easy cleaning of the interior areas, this will save you time and elbow grease.

The Easy Do It Yourself Dog House Plans Kits

Many people find it easiest to purchase Do - It - Yourself DIY Dog houses. This eliminates much of guess work involved in material estimation and will provide you with a fun and easy project that you can do with the whole family.

Some Finished Dog Houses To Generate Some Ideas...

Cedar Dog House

This house is made of exterior grade plywood (important as exterior grade won't warp or split and will last much longer) it has a cedar frame and trim which will resist insects and the affects of weather.

pitched roof dog house

This is an unfinished model that you can stain to suit your own home, again using exterior plywood for long lasting durability.

flat roof doghouse

This is a Flat Roofed styled dog house with a slight pitch to drain any rain to the back of the doghouse. This style is much easier to adapt a set of hinges for easy cleaning.

These houses can serve as a model for your own dog house plans, adjust the sizes to suit the size of your dog.

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