Pet Travel Kennel Into Doghouse

Hello everyone!  Finally made an account after using this site for over 5yrs because I'm hoping to find some advice.

I have a big, plastic, dog-sized travel kennel (airplane kind).  Since my pet isn't using it anymore, thought I'd convert it into an outside doghouse seeing as though it's practically complete already.  To prevent rain from getting inside, I need to cover up the side & back barred "windows".  My 1st impulse was to replace the metal bars with wood, but rain would just leak in through the top.  Any thoughts on attaching a makeshift roof?  I've added a picture of it to help (the metal door has been removed).

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ggom203 days ago


Light plastic very good for traveling, but will it last one year , exposed to

direct sunlight ?

By the dog point of view:

There are too many apertures in that box, I fell the wind passing trough.


Simply cover it with a piece of wood like on old tabletop of shelf...
Gives some added weight too.