These free DIY dog house plans will make sure that your dog has a haven from the weather and you can take pride that you built it just for them.
Steps to build a house for dogs
Before you start designing, you need to choose the right material for making a house, usually, each dog will have different needs, so remember to pay close attention to this topic. But most current dog breeds have similar basic requirements such as a dry, clean, ventilated living space, … When building a dog house, you must pay attention to the insulation factor, The interior of the house should til to keep our dog cool. Besides, you must also ensure that factors such as rain, storm, wind,… do not directly affect the house.
You should choose wood as the main material to build your dog’s house, which is very durable and easy to find anywhere. First, you use a square frame with a pencil, then sketch the outline of the dog house on the surface of the wooden plank. If you use a 2 × 4 wooden planks, cut it into four pieces with a length and width proportionally: 23 ″ and 22.5 ″ (Average house size for a dog).
Place a 23 ″ piece of wood inside the 22,5 ″ piece of wood, placed in front to create a 2 ″ rectangle. After putting together the sticks, use a drill and a screw to fix them together into a rectangle.
The floor is quite simple, you use a pencil and a square plywood frame of size 0.75 ″. The size is 26 ″ equals 22.5 ″ for the upper size frame.
Use a drill of 1.25 ″ to make screw holes at four corners to fix the pieces into a complete frame. This is the step that requires the most meticulous, careful and ingenious way of making a home for dogs.
Continue to use wooden frames to attach additional insulation to keep the interior of the house cool. As for the door, the smaller you design the better, but still, have to ensure the comfort of our dog.
On the four sides of the house, we will use the planks to install (the type used for floors), the two boards on both sides of the house in size 26 x 16 ″. The front and back of the house should be 24 ″ by 16 ″ rectangular with wooden panels with an area of 12 ″ height and 24 ″ widths. Next, you cut the wooden frame according to the image.
Use a drill to create holes in the wall in front of the house, if you want the door to be arc-shaped, you can use a bowl to shape it.
Next, you cut 8 pieces of the frame, using a piece of the wooden frame of 2 x 2 size. Eight pieces of a frame after being cut use to create the roof.
Prepare 4 corners with dimensions: 15 ″ in length and 13 ″ in width.
Attach the front and back panels. Place the front and back and then fix them with screws.
The roof should be designed in the form of a sloping triangle, this type of roof will limit rain or dust from the roof. Also, the shape of the roof helps the indoor space for dogs more spacious.
Before starting to create the roof, you need to sketch on a wooden frame of 2 x 2 dimensions, 32 32 lengths, 20 widths. These pieces of pieces after joining together will form a triangular roof.
Install 13×2 pieces of wood on the inside of the front and back of the wooden frame with the top and bottom positions of each panel. After determining the correct position, we will use screws to fix the pieces of wood together.
Place the previously made roof on top of the house, making sure that the tops are firmly attached and remember to use screws to ensure the certainty.
To create a unique feature for the house in our shape, you can paint the house on many different topics. However, only non-toxic paints should be used to avoid damaging our dogs.