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How to Build a Dog House

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Materials:
- Approx. 250 outdoor screws
- (7) 4'x8' sheets plywood
- (2) 4"x6"x6'
- (1) 4"x4"x12'
- (1) 4"x4"x14'
- (4) 2"x4"x12'
- (1) 2"x4"x8'
- (1) 2"x7"x4'

Tools:
- Power drill
- Saw
- Jigsaw
- Level

Optional:
- Paint
- Paint brushes and/or rollers
 
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Step 1: Cut pieces to length

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A - (2) 4"x6"x6' [Base]
B - (4) 4"x4"x42" [Base]
C - (1) 4'x6' plywood [Floor]
D - (2) 2"x4"x6' [Base frame]
E - (2) 2"x4"x41" [Base frame]
F - (4) 4"x4"x3' [Corner beams]
G - (2) 2"x4"x6', cut dovetail notches [Top frame]
H - (2) 2"x4"x4', cut dovetail notches [Top frame]
I - (2) 2"x4"x3' [Side wall supports]
J - (2) 38"x6' plywood [Side walls]
K - (1) 38"x4' plywood [Back wall]
L - (6) 2"x4"x27 3/4", cut one 60 degree angle [Rafters]
M - (3) 2"x4"x48, cut two 30 degree angle [Rafters]
N - (2) 3'x6' plywood [Roof]
O - (1) pentagon , 27 3/4"x27 3/4"x2"x2"x4' [Back peak wall]
P - (1) pentagon , 27 3/4"x27 3/4"x40"x4'  [Front wall]
Q - (1) 2"x7"x4' [Face plate]
R - 24"x26" [Door way entrance]

Step 2: Base

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1. Lay down two pieces A parallel with each other.
2. Screw four pieces B to the inside of A. Use a level to make the base level.
3. Attach piece C on top of A and B.
4. Frame pieces D and E to outter edge of piece C.

Step 3: Side Walls

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1. Attach pieces F to D. Use tri square to make beams perpendicular to floor.
2. Assemble pieces G and H to the corner beams (pieces F).
3. Center pieces I between D and G, then screw into place. Use tri square to make perpendicular to D and G.
4. Attach side walls (J) to pieces F, G, H, and I.

Step 4: Back Wall

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Attach back wall (K) to piece F and H.
hahaha you guys are all dressed in camo you remind me of my big redneck vacation XD
buirv3 years ago
What kind of dog are you building this for a Mastiff or a Great Dane?
zachsmith83 (author)  buirv3 years ago
It is big enough for any dog to fit in and have plenty of space. I built it for my large golden retreiver and siberian husky.
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