DIY Dog House

5 Materials
5 Hours

This DIY Dog house is a fun combination of coastal chic meets industrial barn sliding door.
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.
Using a jigsaw, we cut out the holes from the plywood to create a seamless floor.
To save time and hassle, we stained the floor before framing up the house.
We then Framed the house and roof. There are some added braces needed for the barn door and multiple roof panels.
Using bead board paneling, we cut the front and back first. Cutting the door opening was needed before attaching the front panel.
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.
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.
Its ready for a dog bed and your favorite four legged friend.
Our favorite part of the back yard.

Suggested materials:

  • Lumber  (Home Depot)
  • Sliding Door Hardware  (National Hardware)
  • Plywood  (Home Depot)
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  • Sue Sanders
    on Aug 11, 2017

    We had two large German Shepard guard dogs who stayed outside. No indoor pets, as when we had the Shepards I baked for other people on occasion. I wouldnt want someone baking for me that pet their indoor pets or took care of their food and water nor did the health dept. You cant even scratch your face or head without having to wash your hands when you are a baker. Even when we opened the door the dogs never tried to come in...we tested them one time to see if they would enter if we were in trouble and they wouldnt come indoors.
  • Dawn McGuire
    on Aug 25, 2017

    Cute but I don't believe in dog houses. The dog lives in the house with the owners
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