How to build a dog house roof

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a dog house roof. If you want to learn more about building the roof for the double dog house, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with attention and plan everything from the very beginning, in order to save time and to get  a professional result.

Building the roof of the dog house isn’t a difficult project, but you should plan all the aspects from the very beginning, as to save time and money. A lean-to roof is a straight-forward process, but in the same time the roof will drain the water in a professional manner. Check if the joints are rigid and durable, as you should create a durable structure with a nice appearance.

If you want o see how to build the rest of the dog house, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to the previous article. It is essential to take a close look over the instructions, as there are certain things that you should know before starting the actual construction and assembly. Align the components with great care and invest in high-quality materials, as to get a professional result.

 

 

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How to build a dog house roof

Building a double dog house

Building a double dog house

 

Materials

  • F – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 33 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 45 1/2″x78 1/2″ long ROOFING
  • H – 32 sq ft of tar paper and asphalt shingles SHINGLES
  • I – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 76″, 5 pieces – 35″, 2 pieces – 22 3/4″, 2 pieces – 40 1/2″, 2 pieces – 42 1/2″ TRIMS

  • 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 32 sq ft of tar paper and asphalt shingles
  • 9 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′

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Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

Time

  • One Day

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Building a dog house roof

Attaching the trims to the side walls

Attaching the trims to the side walls

 

Before attaching the rafters to the structure, we recommend you to enhance the exterior of the double dog house by attaching 1×3 trims to the structure. Cut the components at the right size and shape before attaching them to the exterior walls. Align the components with attention before securing them into place with finishing nails. Make sure you leave no gaps between the trims before securing them into place.

 

Attaching the trims to the back wall

Attaching the trims to the back wall

 

Continue the project by fitting the decorative trims to the back of the dog house, in the same manner described above. Work with attention and invest in high-quality materials, if you want to get a professional result.

 

Fitting the trims to the front face

Fitting the trims to the front face

 

Fitting the trims to the front face of the dog house is equally easy, but you need to add a middle component, if you want to get a professional result. Align everything into place before inserting the nails.

 

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

 

Drill pilot holes at both ends of the 2×4 rafters and secure them to the top rails with galvanized screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and insert several galvanized screws to get the job done in a professional manner.

 

Building the roof of the dog house

Building the roof of the dog house

 

Cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood at the dimensions shown in the diagram and secure it to the rafters with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you center the plywood piece to the rafters before inserting the screws into place. Cover the surface with tar paper and secure it into place with staples. Afterwards, install the asphalt shingles into place starting with the bottom section of the roof. Secure the shingles into place by using tacks.

 

How to build a double dog house

How to build a double dog house

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the dog house.

 

 

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