Large Dog House Roof Plans

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

Building an extra large dog house

Building an extra large dog house

 

Materials

  • 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

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Building a dog house roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

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.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

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.

Side walls - Siding

Side walls – Siding

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.

Front wall - Siding

Front wall – Siding

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.

Back wall - Siding

Back wall – Siding

Attach the 3/4″ plywood panel to the back of the dog house, as well.

Fitting the door opening trims

Fitting the door opening trims

Attach 1×2 trims around the opening. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.

Fitting the roof

Fitting the roof

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.

Building the roof trims

Building the roof trims

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.

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the 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.

Attaching the roofing

Attaching the roofing

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.

Large Dog House Plans - Back View

Large Dog House Plans – Back View

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.

Large Dog House Plans - Side View

Large Dog House Plans – Side View

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.

Large Dog House Plan

Large Dog House Plan

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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