La Casa de Doggie Grand Opening Coming Soon

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Project by Doug S. posted 08-24-2008 05:21 AM 2281 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
La Casa de Doggie Grand Opening Coming Soon
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The roofers will be here next weekend but other than that Casa de Doggie is done. The inside dimensions are 24W x 39L x 30H.
The general geometry and recommended sizing were taken from this site:

Walls, floor, and roof have 3/4” MDO on the outside, 2” styro, then 7/16” OSB on the inside with a torsion box of sorts internally with 3/4” MDO gridding and the styro packed into the grid spaces. Here’s some shots of the floor

On the front and rear walls the grid spacing was layed out to get the opening and rear window holes where I wanted them.
And no dog house would be complete without a couple hand cut dogtails.

8 pieces make up the house

and 32 screws later it looks like this

The back wall window is for air circulation during the summer if rain comes up. During cold weather it’s plugged up with the small square insert.

Multiple Choice Quiz (this will be on the Final Exam BTW):
The color scheme was inspired by:
A) Dunno? The builder is color blind
B) Nearby yard flowers of the same color
C) A recent spread in Better Bordellos and Gardens
D) Barney and SpongeBob were trying to break in, got attacked by the dog, and bled all over her house while fleeing the scene
E) All of the Above

Standard Legal Disclaimer: No tools were harmed during the making of this doghouse

-- Use the fence Luke

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 05:29 AM

Fido’s gonna love it. Lucky for him dogs are color blind.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 06:15 AM

Nice dogy house, that thing will definalty catch your eye.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 08-24-2008 06:32 AM

Nice looking dog house. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 08-24-2008 03:05 PM

Man, that is some color scheme!
That’ll drive the neighborhood girl dogs crazy!

Good job.

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#5 posted 08-24-2008 03:30 PM

I notice from your profile photo that you are a dog. I’m sure your pet human is going to love the new house you built for him.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Doug S.

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#6 posted 08-24-2008 03:56 PM

China is a girl dog. and sometimes she’s crazy without any help from me. I still need to anoint it with her favorite drop-and-roll-in-it funkstank, but you can never find a good dead bird when you need one:-)

I am a dog. Ask anyone who knows me:-)

-- Use the fence Luke

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#7 posted 08-24-2008 06:00 PM

nice house…!!! looks like a pretty big tv could fit inside…and get a fridge and it would be a great getaway!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 08-25-2008 02:51 PM

pretty classy condo if you ask me!!
Love the colours

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 08-28-2008 10:37 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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