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Mts678 12-18-2013 12:04 AM

Dog house I built for girl Chaucey, pics!
 
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Well I just finished building a custom dog house for chaucey. I had left over roofing materials from a job so I used the leftover shingles for siding and roofing, it's synthetic wood shake made by davinci. It measures 4'W X 4'L X 3' tall. I'm in construction and built this just like a house ;)

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It's 90% done, I ran out of take and edge termination pieces, need to paint the fascia and add the hay and a heat lamp inside and she'll be set for cold days outside :)

Excluding the synthetic wood shake I have about $120 in materials. Not bad for about 15 hours of work and a buck twenty.

Post your custom built dog houses if you've built one!


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DWP 12-18-2013 07:53 AM

Very Nice
 
Looks good!

AKIRA3 12-18-2013 08:26 AM

chaucey looks mighty proud of his house!
Nice job.

P.s.
I was thinking that yard looks familiar.
Then I saw your location and chuckled.
We live in Richardson!!

middleofnowhere 12-18-2013 08:32 AM

House looks great. Chaucey looks pleased. Be careful of the heat lamp idea. Those things are a major cause of fires. Maybe you want to go to a heated bed instead?

Lilie 12-18-2013 08:48 AM

The house looks very nice! I would nix the heat lamp. Too great of a fire hazzard and your dog would end up toasting inside. The straw will help hold your pups body heat.

You could fix a piece of burlap on the door, if you think Chaucey would know to go through the burlap (in and out).

Jelpy 12-18-2013 10:01 AM

I got a kick out of those photos.
Chaucey has the look of a home owner with very high standards overseeing the construction. ;)

Jelpy

MichaelE 12-18-2013 10:04 AM

I rigged up a 100 watt light bulb for my sisters mix. Along with straw and a heavy piece of carpet for a door flap the temperature difference was around 30F on a 15-20 day. That dog was mighty comfy outside.

KathrynApril 12-18-2013 10:05 AM

Very nice looking dog house!

Mts678 12-18-2013 10:43 AM

I didn't even think about the lamp being a fire hazard, thanks for pointing that out!
The hay should do just fine, we don't get below the 30's most of the time here in the Dallas area.

Akira- were in the garland firewheel area, close the Lowe's by firewheel mall


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skew12 12-18-2013 12:11 PM

nicely done!


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