Korean Dog House

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Project by Alan "Scotty" posted 10-09-2018 07:56 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son needed a “Doggy” house for his new pet so I broke out the drafting board and designed it. I used the dogs height to determine the size of the Dog house and doorway opening. I made it a bit larger if later on in life he may own a bigger dog. After several re-drawings and more incorporated ideas the process of buying the materials began. It took about two weeks to build. I saved a lot of money on wood by going to our local “Habitat for Humanity Restore” (HHR Store) and buying used wood/left over housing wood that they sold for about 2 dollars a board or 7 dollars for a sheet of 3/4” plywood. With a little sanding it all looked like new wood and saved me a ton of money. I call it “Red Neck Shopping” since I am a Red Neck Gardener/wood worker. I also saved on paint by going to garage sales, Thrift stores and estate sales for paints and great buys on tools sometimes. I used regular Tar roofing shingles on painted 3/4” plywood strips 2” wide. Everything is screwed together ( no nails ).
The deck frame is pressure treated 2×6 and the roof overhand is supported by pressure treated 4×4’s. The 3 windows are covered with 1/4” plexi-glass and sealed from water leakage. I painted it with two different tones of Red paint to protect it from the elements and we made a concrete foundation out of 18×18 stepping stones so that the dog doesn’t dig a hole any where around it and to protect the base from wet rot.
I am still trying to figure out how to turn the pictures right side up on this site. When I download the picture it turns sideways. Advice to fix this is always welcome!

-- Scotty's- Korean Wood Designs, Mid-Florida

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#1 posted 10-09-2018 09:48 PM

A winner of a doggie domicile. A winner at HHR and reusing wood, and a winner for your Son to have a Dad so thoughtful as to make his pooch a home that nice. Plus a winner for “Redneck Shopping” the only way to buy.

Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 11:11 AM

Nice job!

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 04:05 PM

Very nice Scotty. I wouldn’t mind living there myself! If you are taking your photos with an Iphone (or maybe other mobil phones too) in a vertical position they will always post sideways. Best to take them with your phone in a horizontal position to keep them right side up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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