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How to Build a Simple A-Frame Doghouse (page 1 of 5)

Give your dog a cozy space to take naps and escape the weather.

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Materials

  • 3" galvanized wood screws
  • roofing cement
  • 2x4 x 8' pressure-treated board
  • 2x2 x 6' fir or cedar board
  • 3/4" sheet of exterior-grade plywood (not pressure-treated)
  • 3/8" galvanized staples
  • 1-1/4" galvanized wood screws
  • 15-lb. asphalt-impregnated felt roofing paper
  • 3/4" galvanized roofing nails
  • 1 bundle (or about 12) 3-tab asphalt shingles
  • low-VOC paint or stain

Tools

  • hand stapler
  • framing square
  • brush
  • miter saw
  • orbital sander
  • medium-grit sandpaper
  • sawhorses
  • hammer
  • clamps
  • circular saw with plywood-cutting blade
  • jig saw with cross-cut blade
  • drill with screw-driving attachment
  • assorted drill bits and countersink bit
  • 1-3/8-inch spade bit with spur cutters
  • utility knife with regular and shingle-cutting hook blades

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