Dogs just like it to live among human beings and this shows how much they are social in nature! It is also the reason that dogs are the most adopted pets! Many of us are having dog pets of different breeds! If you are also wishing to have a friendly dog as the pet then probably the very first need would be to get a dog house! Avoid buying the dog houses as you can build the same luxurious one at home using free wood sources like pallets! To help you more in understanding how easy it is to build a pet house with pallets, we have brought here this DIY pallet dog house step-by-step tutorial that will guide you through all the basic and complicated construction steps. Start building this dog house by building the base first, select an uncut solid pallet as a base and makes it look smoother with a plywood overlay!
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By keeping the size and dimensions of the dog house in mind, start building the basic skeleton using slats of pallets, would contain solid pillars and cross beams! Finish the frame by filling solid using more pallet wood and don’t forget to apply the stain coats for better visual and weather-protection! If you want more dog house designs then you can also try these free dog house plans that include step by step instructions, guide, and pdf plans.
Now leave the space for the front veranda and put the raised wooden boundary around the rest of the base as you can see! Keep the measuring tape and angled rule in hand to add precision to your work!
Decide whether you want to have a tilted roof or a raised balanced roof! All you need is to shorten the length of back pillars to the desired extent! On the other hand, raise the back pillars equal to the front ones to gain a balanced flat roof! The tilted roof would be recommended as it has additional benefits like it would not allow the retaining of rainwater!
After you decide the design of the roof, connect the back pillars to front ones using durable wooden cross beams! Use an extra one in the mid to ensure the sturdiness of the roof!
After ensuring the stability of the doghouse frame, install next to the pillars for the veranda and join them to roof pillars using wooden cross beams! Rummage around to gain thicker wooden lengths from home to use as front veranda pillars as it requires more stability!
Here doing little things will matter a lot, small square-shaped supports underside the pillars bring a stylish sense to entire design!
Make sure that you have all the attachments correctly! Go for a little inspection and start staining the dog house frame after your satisfaction with the joints!
Double up the thickness of the side and back cross beams by providing layering one more wooden length! These extra wooden supports should have a little extra size to cover the corners perfectly!
After adding extra braces and cross supports, start filling the sides and overall frame with straight removed pallet planks!
Build the veranda roof or shelter by putting flat slats of pallets one by one after getting them resized! Keep the front edges of the veranda roof in V-shape just like a wooden fence! This would bring prominence and artistic vibe to the entire design!
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