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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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Create the Back Rails

Cut the Back Rails per the cut list and drill three pocket holes on each end.

Position the Back/Side Rails in the same manner as before (flush with the ends of the back rails) and attach using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket-hole screws.

Cut the back-center rail per the cut list and drill one pocket hole on each end.

Position the back-center rail 34 1/2 inches from the bottom end and attach using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket-hole screws.

Note: DO NOT attach wire fencing to the back panel assembly or two of the side panel assemblies.

Create the Doorway

Use the cutting diagram as a guide for the parts in making the door (Image 1).

Use the layouts as a guide for drilling pocket holes in the front-bottom rails. Drill two pocket holes on each end of the Front-Narrow Stiles and Front-Wide Stiles. Drill three pocket holes on each end of the front top rail. (Image 2)

Position the Front-Bottom Rails, Front-Top Rail, Front-Narrow Stiles and Front-Wide Stiles, then assemble using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket-hole screws (Image 3).

Cut two sections of wire fencing measuring 14-1/2 x 79-1/2. Position each section centered over the Front-Narrow Stiles and Front-Wide Stile and attach using poultry netting staples.

Position the Front-Top Trim and Front-Bottom Trim, and attach using 2-1/2-inch screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes for the screws.

Note: You will be temporarily removing the front-top trim in a later step, so do not worry about covering up the top pocket hole. (Image 4)

Position the Front-Vertical Trim (for parts total) and attach using 2-1/2-inch screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes for the screws (Image 5).

Position the Door Stop, then attach using 2-1/2-inch screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes for the screws (Image 6).

Drill two pocket holes on each end of the Door Center Rail and the Door Stiles.

Position the Door Center Rail, then attach using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket hole screws. Position this assembly with the Door Stiles flush with the ends of the Door Rails and attach using glue and 2-1/2-inch pocket-hole screws (Image 7).

Cut a section of wire fencing 27-1/2 x 72. Position the fencing centered over the door assembly and attach using poultry netting staples.

Position the Door Horizontal Trim then attach using 1-5/8-inch screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes for the screws (Image 8).

Position the Door Vertical Trim, then attach using 1-5/8-inch screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes for the screws (Image 9).

Test fit the Door Assembly in the Front Assembly.

Check the tightness of the screws attaching the door trim and tighten if needed (Image 10 and 11).

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