Article: Free Dog House Plans

by Douglas Hanna

If you want to build a but are not a carpenter, don’t worry. There are free available from a number of web sites.

But before you order any , make sure you have done your home work and know what to look for, such as.

1. Make sure the you order will keep your comfortable in any weather. If your area has cold winters or hot summers, you should probably build an insulated dog .

2. Measure your dog’s height and length — so you can to build a dog house that will be the right size. If your dog is a puppy, make size adjustments in the plan so you build a house that fits the dog when fully grown.

3. Are there codes in your area city or town? If so, be sure you understand them before ordering any free dog house plans.

4. How about your skills as a carpenter? If you are not an experienced do-it-yourselfer, you might want to choose a plan for a fairly simple dog house, such as a snoopy style house. On the other hand, if you’re a skilled carpenter, you could look for something moor complicated, such as a dog house plan.

5. The best free dog house plan should either include a partial wall or be large enough that you can add a partial wall. This is so that the dog can escape the elements as necessary.

6. Does the free dog house plan you’re evaluating have a hinged roof? If not, would it be easy to add hinges? This is important because it makes for easy cleaning. You see, when you clean your dog, you should make sure you also clean the dog house and bedding.

Some good sources for free

There are several sources for free I think are worthwhile. They are:

Lowes

Lowe’s has a nice free dog house plan but it is rated Skill Level: Advanced, so treed carefully unless you’re a pretty experienced carpenter. This plan has a complete bill of materials, a cut list, information about the paint recommended, and a list of roofing, fasteners and the tools required. There are good instructions for constructing the dog house and a downloadable PDF of the actual plan.

All-about-dog-

This site offers a free dog house plan rated “intermediate,” so the house should be easier to construct than the one offered by Lowe’s. It’s called the “Sparky I,” and features an insulated floor, roof, and walls, a removable roof for ease of cleaning, a cedar deck with roof, and an optional inner wall. The plan includes a drawing and materials list, and information on the four steps required to build it.

DIY network

This page from the DIY Network consists of a free dog house plan and instructions for building it. There are photos illustrating the various construction steps and a list of the materials required. However, there is no cut diagram so I would rate this plan as more for the advanced DIYers.

Georgia-Pacific Building Materials

Georgia-Pacific has a free dog house plan for a dog house designed to provide a sturdy shelter for a medium sized dog. The G-P dog house plan comes as a PDF documents and includes a materials and cut list, a cutting diagram, helpful good illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for building the dog house.

A custom dog house

If you’re a serious DIYer and feel up to tackling the construction of a custom dog house, this site offers a free dog house plan may be just what the doctor ordered. Landscape architect Louise Leff created this plan. There are instructions for building this custom dog house and photos illustrating the various steps.

For more information about dog houses, free dog house plans, how to evaluate dog house plans, and dog house kits, be sure to visit the popular web site, http://doghouseplans360.com

About the Author

Douglas Hanna is a dedicated dog owner and the author of more than 180 ezine articles on a variety of subjects. He and his wife live in a Denver suburb with their two dogs, Jake and Emma L

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A reminder of what will happen if you get your girl the wrong gift this year. LOL!!! Dual-bag gets put in the doghouse for getting the wrong anniversary gift, and learns the ways of the Doghouse!


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Comments

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    women are fuckin’ prostitutes, man. lol.

    i tell ya..

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    if it was the other way there’d be a war on the streets…

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    i don’t even care if my lady got me a gift or not, much less get mad at her for giving me a gift at all..

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    stay away from marriage for the holidays.

    or even better, forever..

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    reverse the roles, bitch and let’s see if you’d say the same thing you dirty cunt…

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    pussified men don’t believe that though but i could never understand a dudde getting kicked out of his house he’s paying for. or like the chick’d say your sleepingin the couch tonight.

    i’d be like bitch! gtfo!..

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    i never mistreated women….i didn’t live 100 years ago..

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    how about i don’t get her shit…

    and i’ll get it for her because i wanted to and i felt she deserved it..

    how about she earns it and not expects it…

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    i 2nd that motion, sire…

    • Kaalec
    • July 26, 2012

    What a remarkably pleasant person you are. It must be such a joy to be in your company. And how terribly impressive your vocabulary is. Ooo, you can say “cunt”. What a big boy or girl you must be.

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    what a worthless comeback. you make me sick, woman.

    • Kaalec
    • July 26, 2012

    Oo, rush me to the burn unit. And by the way asshole, I’m NOT a woman.

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    fooled me cause you sound like a bitch.

    • Kaalec
    • July 26, 2012

    And once again, you sound like a colossal asshole.

    • Omniverse77
    • July 26, 2012

    lol.

    how female of you.

    • martindj88
    • July 26, 2012

    This ad is sickening.

    • herpderpmonkey
    • July 26, 2012

    “Buy your woman diamonds and jewelry or else you deserve to be treated like a dog!”
    Fucking commercials propagating this…

    • ignoblius
    • July 26, 2012

    Moral: don’t get married.

    • QuirkyGengar
    • July 26, 2012

    What stupid misandrist advertisements. These guys are all pussies for doing it and hate men for participating in these advertisements.
    To those who say it is funny, then lets see a husband who doesnt feed his wife or nags at her like a child?
    Lets reverse the genders.

    • ripperduck
    • July 26, 2012

    The first chick was really pretty. He should have bought her a ring or some shit. If she was ugly, then all she deserves is a vacum cleaner….

    • snowdog03
    • July 26, 2012

    It was produced by an ad agency called saachi & saachi in N.Y.C..

    • snowdog03
    • July 26, 2012

    Quiche and Chai Lattes!. lol

    • futureLFCnumber9
    • July 26, 2012

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    • ZOMGAPOTATO
    • July 26, 2012

    What.
    RAM is an amazing gift. “Thank you for the memories”.
    That is fucking adorable.

    Lol @ this commercial/propaganda.
    We all know that RAM is useful. Jesus, whoever wrote this commercial must be pretty old.

    • 0deadx21
    • July 26, 2012

    HEY BITCHES, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOUR GIFTS TO YOUR MEN? AND YOU HAVE THE ODDESITY TO COMPLAIN.

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