All about dog house plans
When working out how to build a dog house, the first thing you will need are some
plans. Designs vary, and you can find some very cool plans
for dog houses on the web.
You can buy a DIY dog house kit that you assemble yourself or simply construct a box with a sloping roof and a hole in the
side (no dog kennel plans needed!). As you are reading this article we assume you would like some guidance on how to build a dog house and dog house plans.
2 keys to success when choosing dog house plans
Choose the right location out of the worst of the weather (rain, wind, sun)
Build the house to the size and quality that will make your
dog feel safe and comfortable. Not too big or small. No drafts!
There is a detailed description of the ideal dog house on our dog houses page.
The real beauty of learning how to build a dog house is that you can make your dog house a place your dog will be proud to live in. So, don't be afraid to embellish and improve on the plans you buy. You also save money, how fantastic!
There are 3 basic types of dog house plan with the difference being in the roof construction
Flat roof - very simple to build
Pitched roof - the classic dog house
Barn style roof - for a really smart look
When choosing any plans they should:
Give details of the size of dog they suit
Indicate the level of skill required (unless you are really keen, choose something simple!)
Have good drawings and illustrations that are easy to follow
Provide a materials list - use the wrong materials and your house will not last
Provide a cutting list - this takes the guesswork out of measuring from plans
List tools required - a hammer, drill and saw are all that is needed for a simple construction
The best material to use is of course timber. Not only is wood easy to use, it provides a warm comfortable environment for your faithful friend.
Allow half a day for preparing the timber or get your local lumber merchant to cut it to size for you.
Most basic designs then should only take a further 1/2 day to build (less if you are skilled).
Your completed dog house can then be stained or painted. We recommend just sealing the inside to ensure a clean and safe environment for your dog. When finishing the outside, anything goes to suit your taste. However, make sure that your choice is not poisonous to
Using dog house plans to build your pet's home ensures that you get something that will
not only suit your dog, is the right size and is of good
quality but, that will give you a great feeling of satisfaction and
save a bit of cash too!
Dog House Plans
3 easy to choose from designs which shoe you hot to build a dog
house. They are easy to build yet look
really good and fulfil the requirements needed by your dog!
See also: [Dog Houses]
[Dog Doors] [Dog