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How to Build a Modern-Style Doghouse

Dog houses are fairly simple projects and can be usually be completed by someone with just basic building skills.Build an outdoor house for your dog that will keep him dry and warm and your house fur-free.


This project is for a small- to medium-sized dog, up to about 50 pounds. You’ll be able to cut all the main parts of the house from a single sheet of 3/4-inch-thick exterior-grade plywood.

Wood is a natural insulator that helps keep your doghouse cooler in summer, and warmer in winter.


The dog house should have a floor that is above the ground a few inches to prevent water from entering. Keeping the floor raised will also keep it from the chilly ground in the cold parts of the year.