Building a dog house is not that difficult. In fact, once you have the right materials and tools, it can be done in just a few hours. In this article we’ll take you through every step of building a dog house so that you can build your own DIY pet shelter as well!
Step 1: Design your dog house
- Design your dog house
- Choose the right location for your dog house
- Choose the right material for your dog house
- Choose the right door for your dog house
- Choose the right roof for your dog house
Step 2: Purchase the materials
You’ll need the following materials:
- Wood. You can use any type of wood you like, but this will determine the price of your dog house. I recommend using cedar or redwood because they are naturally resistant to insects and rot.
- Screws/nails. You’ll need about 10-12 screws per 2 by 4 board, plus a hammer and nail gun if you’re using one for building your dog house (see below). If you don’t have a nail gun or can’t borrow one from someone else, then make sure to buy plenty of nails so that you won’t run out halfway through construction!
- A saw if you’re planning on cutting your own pieces of lumber; otherwise just buy pre-cut lengths at Home Depot or Lowe’s! (For more information on how to use a saw correctly see our article: How To Use A Saw Safely)
Step 3: Build the house and add finishing touches.
Once you have the basics of your dog house built, it’s time to add the finishing touches. These are what make your dog house unique and personalize it. One good way is to use any scraps left over from building it as additional material for some trim work or other designs. For example, if you cut a piece of plywood into two pieces and then one is left over, use that piece for a roofing material or some kind of design feature on top of the roof itself.
The most important thing about adding these finishing touches is that they need to be durable enough so dogs don’t chew them off but still allow them to breathe through holes so they can see out or in depending on where they put their heads while looking out through windows!
The instructions are in English.
The instructions are in English. All the words and pictures are in English, so you can read them easily and understand them clearly.
This is important because it means that everyone who wants to build a dog house, no matter what language they speak, will be able to use this guide to build a dog house that their dogs will love!
I hope this blog post has given you some ideas for building your dog house. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below—I’ll be happy to help!