How To Build A Doghouse

Guide to Building a Dog House

Building a dog house is a great way to provide an outdoor shelter for man’s best friend. This informative DIY dog house tutorial will help you build a great structure for your dog to help protect him from the elements, keep him warm, and keep him safe. Not only does this dog house have well-insulated wall panels, but the roof is also covered with roofing shingles to prevent leaks. This dog house project can easily be finished in one afternoon, for a fraction of the cost of buying one.

Tip: Don’t use pressure treated wood for the inside flooring of the dog house, chemicals used to treat the wood are not good for your pets to walk on. Pressure treated wood should only be used where it might come in direct contact with moisture.

Tip: Make sure any insulation used is completely enclosed by plywood to prevent your pet from chewing on it.

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What is needed for the job
  • Pressure treated plywood
  • Plywood
  • Insulation
  • Roofing shingles
  • 2x4s
  • Screws
  • Tarpaper
  • Roofing nails
  • Tape measure
  • Stapler
  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Hammer
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