This step by step woodworking project is about extra large dog house roof plans free. This diy woodworking project is PART 2 of the large dog house plan, where I show you how to build the rafters and how to add the finishing touches, for a professional result. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Large Dog House Roof Plans
- F – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 36″x46 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 43 1/4″x48 long, 1 piece – 33 1/2″x48″ long WALLS
- G – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 38″ long RAFTERS
- H – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 57 1/2″x45 1/4″ long ROOF
- I – 20 sq ft of tar paper, 20 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- J – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 46″ long, 2 pieces – 59″ long ROOF TRIMS
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 20 sq ft of tar paper, 20 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
Building a dog house roof
First of all, you need to build the rafters for the dog house. Cut both ends of the 2×4 beams at 75 degrees using a miter saw. Then you need to make the notches to the rafters, so you can fit them into place properly.
Attach the rafters to the top of the dog house, equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert the screws, so you lock them into place tightly.
Attach 3/4″ plywood panels to the side walls, after cutting them to the right size and shape. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the panels into place tightly.
Fit the plywood panel to the front of the dog house. Drill a starting hole and then make the door opening with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood panel to the back of the dog house, as well.
Attach 1×2 trims around the opening. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Fit a 3/4″ plywood panel to the top of the dog house. Center the panel into place and lock it tightly with 1 5/8″ screws. Drill pilot holes and insert the screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Cut the trims for the roof from 1×3 lumber. As you can see, you need to make a few cuts to the side roof trims.
Fit the 1×3 trims to the roof of the dog house, using 2″ brad nails. Leave no gaps between the trims, for a neat result.
Staple tar paper to the roof of the dog house and then install the drip edges. Last but not least, you need to install the asphalt shingles. Read the manufacturer’s instructions so you install the shingles in a professional manner.
Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint to the components to enhance the look of the large dog house and to protect them from decay.
Seen from one side, the dog house for a large dog has a really nice appearance. You can choose the most appropriate color scheme for your needs.
Take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the floor and the frame of the diy dog house.
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