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How to Build a Simple A-Frame Doghouse

Build a Simple A-Frame Doghouse

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

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Top 41 Doghouses Projects

  1. 1. Step 1: Get Plan and Materials (01:23)

    Gather materials and the plan to build a classic doghouse.

  2. 2. How to Build a Simple A-Frame Doghouse

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

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. Step 2: Lay Out the Pieces (01:00)

    Here's how to lay out the dimensions of the doghouse on a sheet of plywood.

  4. 4. Doghouse Tent (20:00)

    This unique dog tent is made out of copper tubing and canvas.

  5. 5. Step 3: Cut Out the Pieces (03:09)

    Here's how to cut the pieces of the doghouse from the plywood.

  6. 6. Doghouse Camper (20:01)

    Kenny begins working on a mobile camper for Oreo and Casey.

  7. 7. Building a Green Doghouse (01:00)

    This doghouse is built on the same green principles as a human home.

  8. 8. Doghouse 101 (02:00)

    A DIY Kits primer on building a house for man's best friend.

  9. 9. Tyson's New Doghouse (20:00)

    The England family is adopting a Staffordshire terrier named Tyson.

  10. 10. Step 4: Build the Base (01:40)

    Here's how to build the base out of a green treated 2-by-4 and plywood.

  11. 11. Cardboard Doghouse (20:00)

    Kenny creates a multi-level dog house made of heavy-duty cardboard.

  12. 12. Building a Green Doghouse (00:01:00)

    This doghouse is built on the same green principles as a human home.

  13. 13. How to Build a Modern-Style Doghouse

    Learn how to build a curved-wall doghouse with interior padding.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. German Doggy Chalet (00:02:15)

    This German-inspired doghouse is a sturdy, quaint retreat for these pups.

  15. 15. Step 5: Assemble Top Pieces (01:34)

    Assemble the front, back and side panels and attach them to the base.

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