Introduction: Easy Doghouse From Home Build Scraps
With the house almost done and warmer weather upon us, I wanted my puppy Luci to have a doghouse in the front yard garden so we could be together while I tended to my plantings.
The materials were leftover building supplies and build was simple, so a free doghouse, with deck, in just a weekend. Win, win!
pallet box, advantex plyboard, cement board siding, ridge cap, grace, ice/water shield, 1x3 strapping, mahogany trim scraps, trex decking, pt 2x4's, variety of fasteners
Chop saw, wood blade and cement board blade, jigsaw, drill and driver, hammer,
Step 1: Pallet Box
The foundation is stone, so we have lots of these boxes leftover from which rocks were delivered in. Hardwood/oak... very dense wood.
Using a jigsaw and handsaw, I cut out the door and two windows.
I painted the vertical stiles with some paint leftover from the house trim(SW distinct taupe)
Step 2: Flooring and Siding
I used some leftover subfloor(advantex) and pieced them into the floor, fastening into the pallet.
Using a cement blade, I cut up pieces of cement board(james hardie, mountain sage) and attached to the pallet sides. I pre-drilled all holes, using mason bit and then wood bit.
I then added trim of mahogany which is throughout the house interior mouldings.
Step 3: Roof and Deck
Using two sides from another pallet box, I created the the roof. I used hinges to connect the two to get a handle on it, framed it together using 1x3 strapping.
I adhered roof paper on top, then cut up more siding for the roof shingles.
I built a small deck frame from 2 PT 2x4x8's, then created the deck with leftover trex decking.
A ridge cap leftover from the roof ,and some more mahogany trim for aesthetics.
A solar front light, and even a flower box for cuteness.
Step 4: Finishing Touch
I want to keep Luci's brother Loki out, so her name above the door should do the trick.
I found some leftover wire reddish-pink in color - perfect!
I used that to create letters, drilling holes into the cement board to anchor them in.
Step 5: Home Sweet Home!
She loves munching on pine!
Hope this inspires you to make your own...don't get bogged down by details or complications... just do it!
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