Dogs like to live among human beings, which 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 also wish to have a friendly dog as a pet, then probably the very first need would be to get a dog house! Avoid buying the dog houses to build the same luxurious one at home using free wood sources like pallets! To help you understand how easy it is to build a pet house with pallets, we have brought here this DIY pallet dog house step-by-step tutorial to guide you through all the basic and complicated construction steps. Start building this dog house by making the base first, select an uncut solid pallet as a base, and makes it look smoother with a plywood overlay!
Keeping the size and dimensions of the dog house in mind and 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, you can also try these free dog house plans that include step by step instructions, guides, and pdf plans.
Take a complete pallet board and combine it with a plywood sheet overlay for extra smoothness! The size of the plywood sheet must be equal to the size of the selected pallet board!
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 retaining rainwater!
After you decide on the roof’s design, connect the back pillars to the front ones using durable wooden cross beams! Use an extra one in the mid to ensure the sturdiness of the roof!
After ensuring the doghouse frame’s stability, install next to the veranda pillars 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 the entire design!
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!
Starting from the lower backside, fill up the entire frame solid except the front veranda! Decide the size of the front entrance and leave that measured space unfilled!
Time for the shingled roof! Start from the low backside, start arranging the pallet slats flat just like the stair steps! Finish it up when you reach the peak!
Again pick the stain bucket and tools and start staining the shingled roof! Apply coats equal to the number of coats you have applied already to the rest of the design!
The next step would be to go for side trimming of the shingled roof!! Pick more pallet slats and resize them to fit right to each side of the tilted roof!
Trim down the access of edges and try your best to gain neatness!!
Install the entrance frame and also the one side fence wall of the veranda!! Both would be easy to plan using dismantled pallet slats!
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 an artistic vibe to the entire design!
Stain well also on the roof of the veranda and gift it to your dog!
A perfect dog kennel or pet house one can build with hands!!
The blasting good news is that you will get it with a zero investment! It is all a wallet-friendly pallet project!!
Don’t forget to seal the wooden surfaces after staining for necessary shine and crystal clearance and long-lasting weather and water protection!
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