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DIY Dog House

This DIY Dog house is a fun combination of coastal chic meets industrial barn sliding door.
Time: 5 Hours Cost: $300 Difficulty: Medium
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We started by building the base. We wanted the dog house to have a bit of a front porch, so that was important when thinking and measuring out the house frame.
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Using a jigsaw, we cut out the holes from the plywood to create a seamless floor.
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To save time and hassle, we stained the floor before framing up the house.
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We then Framed the house and roof. There are some added braces needed for the barn door and multiple roof panels.
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Using bead board paneling, we cut the front and back first. Cutting the door opening was needed before attaching the front panel.
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We added a support beam to the roof before adding the roof panels. We used one 12 foot roof panel and cut it into smaller pieces for the roof.
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We then added the door hardware along with the door. The door piece is the cut out piece of bead board painted and glued to a larger piece of plywood. We then used a left over piece of paneling to create the "BIRDIE" sign.
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Its ready for a dog bed and your favorite four legged friend.
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Our favorite part of the back yard.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Lumber   (Home Depot)
  • Sliding Door Hardware   (National Hardware)
  • Plywood   (Home Depot)
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To see more: http://www.madewithhappy.com/diy-dog-house/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Evelyn Schaedel
    Evelyn Schaedel New York, NY
    on Jul 24, 2017

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Oh my goodness, this is just darling! Love the hardware. Great share, thank you! 馃惗

  • Cheymandy
    Cheymandy Morristown, TN
    on Aug 7, 2017


  • Lynnrw
    on Aug 7, 2017

    That si the best I have seen on this site! Good job

  • Theduke1234
    on Aug 7, 2017

    All so very cute.....Arf, Arf!! We kept doubled burlap over our dogs doors. They took their nose and would nudge it over to get in. We kept straw in the boxes for warmth and old rugs. The cold weather from the North. My dogs didn't know how to open doors.........lol. Nice job on your work and whatever tricks your trigger......Plunk your magic twanger Froggie!!

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