How to build a simple doghouse with gable roof

By Admin | Landscaping
09 April 2016

protection from wind and rain is necessary for all dogs not living in the house and in the yard.This article - a step by step instructions of building the booth for the dog with his hands out of plywood and standard lumber.

Remember that Booth should be proportional to the size of your dog.In much the little animal kennel will close.But big does mean that good, because dogs tend to feel more secure in the housing, limited in size.In addition, the right kind of booth size will help your pet to use their body heat to warm the air inside and the cold weather makes your stay there comfortable.

Booths for dogs with their hands drawing and dimensions


  1. drawings and the necessary materials
  2. Step 1 - Marking
  3. Step 2 - sawing plywood fragments design
  4. Step 3 - Building a base
  5. Step 4 -assembly sidewalls
  6. Step 5 - fastening roof panels
  7. Step 6 - roof sheathing
  8. Step 7 - the final touches

drawings and the necessary materials

Plans doghouse:

Drawing booth for the dog and its size
Attention!All dimensions on the p

lan are given in inches (1 inch = 2.5 cm).

This project is designed for small and medium-sized dogs, whose weight does not exceed 20-25 kg.For the production of the main structural elements will be enough of one sheet of plywood 18 mm.

Wood is a natural insulator, whereby in the booth will be cool in the hot summer and warm in winter.Security of your dog is a priority, so try to choose high quality lumber.Use wood treated with preservatives under pressure, only to create a foundation that your pet will not be able to chew, because particle board (chipboard) contain harmful chemicals that can harm the animal.

Preparation lumber:

  • Saw four bar section 5x10 cm to create a base, two 55 cm long and two length of 56.2 cm.
  • Saw eight fir or pine bars section of 5x5 cm to create a frame: four length of 37.5 cmuprights at the corners of the booth and four length 32.5 cm for the roof frame.

Step 1 - Marking

At the beginning of this article there is an image that contains a drawing booth that we are going to build this project.Once again I draw your attention to the fact that all the dimensions of this plan are in inches.We strongly recommend that you do not just download the file and print a ready-made scheme, and with his own hands to make drawings of the booth for the dog with the size needed for your pet, some times all double-check.

To begin, you must move the size of a drawing on a sheet of plywood.Use a ruler and set square to reproduce exactly the scheme.Please note that the plywood fragments do not have close contact with each other: you should take into account the cutting width of the saw blade.Make

entrance aperture of about 25 cm in width and 33 cm in height.The lower edge (threshold) should be 7.5 cm to cover the bottom and the bottom of the base part.The height of the access opening should be about 3/4 of growth of the dog.Large aperture is not needed, since the dogs prefer to go into the booth, bending the head and this helps them feel that their home - a comfortable and secure place.In addition, a small aperture allows you to save warm in winter.Use any piece of circular shape and of suitable size to draw arched top access opening - perfectly suited dish, frisbee or lid from the pan.




Step 2 - sawing plywood structure fragments

Cut the plywood pieces all marked.Before you do this, tightly secure the list, it will provide direct drinking without splitting.In addition, to reduce chipping and splitting, always use a sharp leaf.It does not matter whether you cut directly on the drawn line, right or left of it, but only under the condition that throughout the process you adhere to the chosen strategy, ieAll cuts will be doing consistently.

When cutting roof panels spilite one long edge of each panel 45-degree angle.It will provide them with a snug fit in the place of the closing of the two ramps.Before you change the angle of your cutting circular saw, do not forget to turn it off, however, it should be done when any adjustments mode tool.When cutting, make sure that you see and the blade and cut line.

Use a jigsaw with a blade for cutting plywood, cut it out to the front opening.Pre-drill holes 1 cm - the starting point - each bottom corner of the opening.Carefully follow the line drawn by.When the process of cutting out will be closer to the end, support the cut piece in order to prevent breaking of plywood.

If the booth is bad ventilation, the air in the summer it is too warm and muggy, so your pet will experience discomfort.Several holes in the rear panel near the ridge ensure good air circulation.Drill three evenly spaced 35 mm holes.Directly under the drilling site put under the plywood scrap boards or bar to reduce the possibility of splitting the material.

When you have finished cutting out pieces of plywood grind their edges hand-sander or sanding block, and then the medium grain sandpaper to remove any burrs and nicks.




Step 3 - Building a base

Assemble the base frame of 5x10 cm bars.Ground floor booth raises a few centimeters above the ground.Airbag beneath the floor to help keep it in dry and will retain heat.Using a circular saw, saw out the two bar length of 55 cm and 56.2 cm long two. When cutting pressure treated wood, always wear a mask to protect the eyes and face from the dust.

Longer bars should overlap the ends of the shorter.Countersink pre-drilled pilot holes and fasten together the elements of the base of the booth 75 mm galvanized screws (two on each end).

Place the lower plywood panel assembled on the base and make sure the edges are flush with the edges of the bars.Secure floor booths on the basis of using the 30 mm galvanized screws, sinking their heads slightly below the surface plane.



Step 4 - Build the side walls

Saw frame members from bars section of 5x5 cm. Assemble the side walls, securing the edges of the plywood pieces bars length of 37.5 cm, which will serve as pillars.The upper end of each bar should be positioned flush with the upper edge of the plywood, the bottom edge of the plywood walls will then be longer than the bar-counter, at 2.5 cm. Each bar is necessary to fix the three 30 mm galvanized screws.Set at the base of the side walls of the booth, and secure with screws the entire length of the lower edge of every 10-12 cm.

Now attach the back wall so that its bottom edge is flush with the lower edges of the side walls.Fix with 30 mm galvanized screws, screwed every 10 cm in the location of the uprights.At the lower edge of the rear wall, attach to the floor panel, making sure the ends of the screws do not protrude through the plywood floor.

similar manner and fasten the front wall.




Step 5 - fastening roof panels

Fix the bars section of 5x5 cm and 32.5 cm in length along the short sides of the roof panels.Each block must be located equidistant from the top and bottom edges of the plywood piece.For their attachment using 30 mm galvanized screws (three on each bar).

Place the roof panel on a box, ensuring that they are firstly evenly arranged relative to the front and rear walls of the booth, and, secondly, tightly adjacent to each other at the joint (on the ridge of the roof).Fix the roof panels 30 mm galvanized screws, are screwed through the front and rear walls of the booth bars in the roof frame.



Step 6 - roof sheathing

first cover the entire roof in one piece of roofing material.This additional layer of protection that will provide a dry inside the booth.Fix the roofing material can be 10 mm galvanized staples, using a staple gun.Using a knife, trim the edges of roofing material flush with the edges of the plywood roof panels.

now ready to trim the roof roof tiles (soft shingles).It is necessary to make sure that the tips of the nails, which you will attach the tiles, not stuck inside the kennel, having passed through the plywood roof panels, asthey can injure the animal.Therefore, at this stage, use galvanized roofing nails no longer than 18 mm.

first row of shingles must be laid along the bottom edge of the roof.This tile must extend beyond the plywood panels to 2 cm, it will help protect the wood from moisture.Continue to strengthen the roofing material, moving from the bottom up.Each successive layer should overlap the previous one, the downstream.Hats of nails, which you attach shingles must close an upper layer of material, because it is a place of potential penetration of rain water.Repeat the process on the other slope.Do not forget to cover the roof ridge and bent tile 90 degrees.
If necessary, after completion of the work can trim excess material using a knife with a blade for cutting tiles.Do not forget, however, that the roofing material must act in all directions to 2 cm beyond the plywood ramps.


Step 7 - the final touches

Paint booth, using a low-toxic paint with a low content of volatile organic compounds, intended for outdoor use.Pre you can hide the holes for the screws using putty for wood.

So we built a simple hut with his own hands for the dog.Before you allow your pet to go inside the kennel, wait for complete drying (at least one or two days).


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