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Old 12-18-2013, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dog house I built for girl Chaucey, pics!

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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Old 12-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good!
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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chaucey looks mighty proud of his house!
Nice job.

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I was thinking that yard looks familiar.
Then I saw your location and chuckled.
We live in Richardson!!
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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?
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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).
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I got a kick out of those photos.
Chaucey has the look of a home owner with very high standards overseeing the construction.

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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.
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Very nice looking dog house!
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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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nicely done!
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