My sister decided to purchase one of those dog thingies and commissioned me to help build the dog house. I had never built a dog house so I said sure.
Of course, this would be no ordinary dog house. The design specification called for not only fully insulated walls, but floor and roof as well.
I used 2x2s to frame everything. The trusses were a fun exercise in geometry but were no match for my miter saw. My sister requested a removable roof, I guess to clean it out if the dog dies in there or something. The outer trusses are the only ones actually attached to the house and will act as guides for taking the roof on and off.
My dog-sized testers approve of the framing job for the door. Of course my sister wanted a curved top just to make things a little more interesting.
Here is the with the walls installed and the roof in place. You can also see the molding around the corners and roof.
The porch was a fun little addition. I especially like the molding around the door.
I wish a new roof on my house would install this quickly and easily. Of course we used tar paper first. Not a drop of rain is getting into this baby.
My sister and brother-in-law will be painting the dog house. But before we deliver it and put it in place, I called in my helpers to prime the base to help avoid the wood rotting. The house will be elevated on blocks but it can’t ever hurt to over build, right?
Here the dog house is in place and fully primed. Nice that the roof can be removed to make it easier, huh?
And there you go. Not to shabby.