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This unique, insulated Dog House Plan is only one design of many dog houses. It is
designed to provide an insulated, warm, dry, comfortable dog house for your dog; plus it
is designed to be easy to clean! If you would like to replicate it, follow the directions
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Material List:c

a x 6: 1a c

a x 4: 7a c

1/4" exterior plywood: 4 sheets @ 4 x8 c

1 1/a" Styrofoam Insulation: a sheets @ 4 x 8 c

16 Penny framing nails, a 1/a" and 1 1/4" deck screws, exterior caulk. c
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^tep 1, Build the Base: - Select the 1/4" Exterior Plywood; cut two sheet: 36" x 39".
Select a x 4; cut a lengths @ 39"; cut 3 lengths @ a9". Layout the pieces per the
diagram below:c

Layout the a x 4 s flat on top of the Base Panels to confirm size and fit; Toenail or use a
Pocket Jig to connect the a x 4 s; this frame will be sandwiched between the two Base
Panels. Select one of the Base panels and screw it to the frame; flip it over. Select the
1 1/a" Styrofoam insulation and cut the two pieces; 17 x a9 and 18 1/a" x a9; set
these pieces in place. Select the second Base Panel and secure in to the Base Frame;
this will be the insulated floor panel. Select the a x 4 and crosscut four pieces @ 8";
these will be the four feet to keep the base off the ground; nail the four feet in place.
The insulated base is complete.c

^tep 2, Build the two ^ide Walls: - Select the a x 4, cut the following lengths: 4 @
36"; 6 @ 19". Layout the pieces for the two walls per the diagram above. Nail the
pieces together to form the two frames for the side walls. Select the 1/4" plywood; cut
two rectangles for the interior wall panels for the side frames, 36 x aa. Screw one side
panel to each side frame as shown below.c

[fter the side panels have been screwed to the side frames, secure the side
panels/frames to the Base with a 3/4" deck screws; all edges should be flush.c
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^tep 3, Build the Back Wall: - Select the a x 4 and cut the following lengths: Two
pieces @ 31 1/a"; Three pieces @ 19". Layout the pieces per the diagram above. Nail
the pieces together to form the frame for the back wall. Select the 1/4" plywood; cut a
rectangle for the interior wall panel for the back frame, 31 1/a" x aa. Screw the back
panel to the back frame.c

[fter the back panel has been screwed to the back frame, secure the back panel/frame
to the Base and side walls with a 3/4" deck screws; all edges should be flush.c
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^tep 4, Build the Entrance-Divider Wall:- Select the a x 4 and cut the following
lengths: Two pieces @ 18 1/a"; Two pieces @ 17 /1/a". Layout the pieces per the
diagram above. Nail the pieces together to form the frame for the Entrance Sidewall.
Select the 1/4" plywood; cut a rectangle for the interior wall panel for the Sidewall
frame, 18 1/a" x a 1/a". Screw the wall panel to the Entrance-Divider frame. Screw
this wall frame in place to the base, 17" from the right side edge.c

^tep 5, Build the Front Wall: Select the a x 4 and cut the following lengths: One
piece/Base @ 14 1/a"; Two pieces/Nailers @ 19"; Three pieces/Nailers @ a /1/a"; Two
pieces/Top Braces @ 31 1/a". Layout the pieces per the diagram above. Nail the 14
1/a" Base piece to the floor between the two wall sections. Screw the 19" Nailers to the
wall sections. Screw the a 1/a" Nailers to the side wall panels. Nail the two 31 1/a"
Top Braces to the Nailers connecting the three wall sections.c
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Select the 1/4" plywood and cut the interior, front wall panel, aa x 14 1/a" and screw it
into position. Select the a x 4 and cut it to 11 1/a" for the Spacer for the top of the
Divider-Wall.c

^tep 6, Apply the Wall Insulation and Exterior ^iding: Fill all the open wall cavities
with 1 1/a" Styrofoam insulation (Double the thickness to 3"). Select the 1/4" plywood;
rip it to aa 1/4"; crosscut two pieces to 36" and attach them to the sides; flush on top
with a 1/4@ overhang at the bottom. Crosscut two pieces to 39 1/a" for the front and
back and attach them (cut out the door before attaching the front). Cut out a rectangle
for the remaining divider-wall, 18 1/a x a 1/a" and attach it. The bottom portion of
your insulated dog house is complete.c
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^tep 7, Build the Roof Frame:Select the a x 4 and cut the following lengths: Four
pieces @ 39 3/4". Layout the pieces per the diagram above. Nail the pieces together to
form the frame for the Roof. Select the 1/4" plywood; cut a rectangle for the ceiling, 39
3/4" x 4a 3/4". Screw the lid panel to the frame.c

[t this point, confirm that the lid fits over the completed base.c

Select the a x 4; cut the following pieces: two @ 4a 3/4" and two @ 3a 3/4". Nail them
in place per the diagram above. Select the 1 1/a" insulation and fill the area on the top
of the lid surface between the a x 4 s.c
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^tep 8, Build the Roof:- Select the 2 x 4 and cut the following length: One piece @
4a 3/4". Select the 2 x 6 and cut the following lengths: One piece @ 4a 3/4"; Three
pieces @ 36 3/4". c

Select the three ax6 pieces @ 36 3/4"; at one/right end of each, measure up 3 5/8" and
make a mark; using a straight edge, connect this mark with the top left edge and scribe
a line on each board. Cut along the line to produce the three ridge pieces for the roof.c

Layout the pieces per the diagram above. Nail the pieces together to form the frame
for the roof and place this frame on top of the lid as shown in the graphic; from the
inside, toenail this frame to the existing lid or use "L-Brackets" to secure the frame to
the lid. If you have some loose insulating material you may wish to add some at this
point between the ridge plates.c
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Select the 1/4" plywood; cut a rectangle for the shed-type roof panel, 45 3/4" x 48".
Nail the roof panel to the roof ridge plates/frame. [llow 1 1/a" to overhang the sides
and back side.c
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^tep 9, Build the Roof ^ide Panels:- Select the 1/4" plywood; cut the back, two
sides, and front panels to the dimensions indicated above. Dail the side panels first;
the top edge of each should be touching the roof and the side edges flush/even. Nail
the back and front panels in place. Your insulated lid is now complete.c

Your Insulated Dog House is now complete and ready for painting or staining to suit your
personal needs after the materials have cured; use an exterior, paintable caulk to fill all
the nail/screw holes and sand before you finish your house; also, caulk all the seams,
edges to keep it water tight. You can now provide your best friend an insulated, dry,
comfortable home to avoid the elements. The removable top allows you easy access to
keep the place clean; enjoy.c