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Large Dog House Plans

Large dog house plans for a sloped roof style dog house. This dog house measures 4′ wide and 4′ deep.

Plans include step-by-step illustrated instructions, measurements, cutting list, and shopping list.

Large Dog House Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2  – 2×4 – 8′

9 – 2×2 – 8′

5 – 1×4 – 8′

3 1/2″ nails

1 1/2″ nails

1 1/2″ finishing nails

shingles

roofing felt

roof tacks

roof staples

drip edge

Cutting List

Cutting List

2 – 2×4 – 4′

4 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″

4 – 2×2 – 4′

5 – 2×2 – 3′ 8 1/4″

3 – 2×2 – 3′ 2 1/4″

2 – 2×2 – 3′ 9 5/8″

2 – 2×2 – 3′ 5 5/16″

2 – 2×2 – 3′ 2 7/16″

3 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x4′

1 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x3′ 6″

1 – 3/4″ plywood – 4’x4′

1 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x4′

5 – 1×4 – 8′ cut to size (trim)

Large Dog House Plans – Overview

Large Dog House Plans – Instructions

large dog house plans floor frame

 

The dog house floor frame is built using 2×4’s.

Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ long and two 2×4’s to 3′ 9″ long.

Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

large dog house plans floor deck

Cut a 3/4″ plywood to 4’x4′ for the floor deck.

Install using 1 1/2″ nails

large dog house plans front wall

The dog house frame is built using 2×2 lumber.

Cut two 2×2’s to 4′ long for the front wall frame and three 2×2’s to 3′ 8 1/4″ long.

Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

large dog house plans back wall

Cut two 2×2’s to 4′ long and three 2×2’s to 3′ 2 1/4″ for the back wall frame. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

large dog house plans side wall

Side wall frame assembly.

Cut two 2×2’s to 3′ 9″ long.

Cut two 2×2’s to 3′ 9 5/8″ long, both ends will have a 7.5 degree angle cut.

Cut two 2×2’s to 3′ 8 1/4″ long, one end will have a 7.5 degree angle cut.

Cut two 2×2’s to 3′ 5 5/16″ long, one end will have a 7.5 degree angle cut.

Cut two 2×2’s to 3′ 2 7/16″ long, one end will have a 7.5 degree angle cut.

Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

large dog house plans frame

Install the frame as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails. Nail through the frame and into the floor.

Cut a 2×2 to 3′ 9 5/8″ long and 7.5 degree angle cuts on both ends. Install to the roof as shown above using 3 1/2″ nails.

large dog house plans siding and door

 

Cut three pieces of t1-11 exterior siding to 4′ for the front and sides. Cut one piece of t1-11 exterior siding to 4’x3′ 6″ for the back siding. Install using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

Once the siding has been installed cut the side siding to shape.

Cut door entrance for the front.

large dog house plans roof deck

Cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood to 4’x4′ for the roof deck and install with 1 1/2″ nails.

large dog house plans trim shingles

Finish this dog house project by installing 1×4 trim. Measure and cut trim to size for the top, corners and door entrance.

Install the drip edge, roofing felt, and shingles.

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2 comments

  1. Looks good. The only thing I would add is possibly hinging the roof for easy retrieval/rescue of shoes/toys/etc. that have mysteriously gone missing that would undoubtedly end up in the dog house. 🙂

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