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How to Build a Dog Run With Attached Doghouse (page 2 of 8)

Have a rambunctious pup, but you don't have a fenced-in yard? Then a doghouse with an all-in-one outdoor run may be a good option for your furry loved one.

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Build the Panels

Use a thin strip of scrap wood as a guide for marking the arc on the Side-Top Rails. Use a jigsaw to cut the arc (Image 1).

Position the Back/Side Stiles flush with the ends of the Side-Top Rails and Side Bottom Rails, and attach using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket-hole screws (Image 2).

Cut the Side-Center Rails per the cut list and drill one pocket hole on each end. Check the thickness of the Side-Center Rails and adjust the pocket-hole jig as needed.

Position the Side-Center Rails as shown (34 1/2 inches from the bottom end), and attach using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket hole screws.

Note: You will create six Side Panel Assemblies (Images 3 and 4).

Wrap in Wire Fencing

On four of the six Side-Panel Assemblies, position the 48-inch-wide wire fencing centered across the width of the side panels and roughly 1/2 inch from the top end. Attach to the side panels using 3/4-inch poultry netting staples. Trim the fencing at the bottom end using wire cutters.

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