XL Dog House Roof – Free DIY Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about XL dog house roof plans free. This is PART 2 of the xl dog house project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the shelter. Building a sturdy roof for the dog house is very easy and it will protect the pet from the elements. 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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XL Dog House Roof – Free DIY Plans

Building a xl dog house

Building a xl dog house

 

Materials

  • F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x59 3/4″ long EXTERIOR WALLS
  • G – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 44″x72″ long, 1 piece – 16″x72″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 64″ long TRIMS
  • I – 35 sq ft of tar paper, 35 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build an extra large dog house roof

Rafters

Rafters

First of all, you need to build the rafters for the xl dog house. Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the rafters and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the rafters to the dog house

Fitting the rafters to the dog house

Fit the rafters to the top of the dog house and space them as shown in the diagram. Use screws to secure the rafters to the top plates.

Side walls

Side walls

Cut the exterior walls from T1-11 siding, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Roof sheets

Roof sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the dog house. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then attach them to the roof of the dog house. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the trims

Fitting the trims

Fit the 2×6 trims to the sides of the dog house and the 1×6 trims to the front and back of the roof. Align the edges with attention and use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the dog house roof with asphalt shingles or metal sheets. Check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the dog house.

XL Dog House Plans

XL Dog House Plans

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the project. Make sure all the edges are smooth, so your pet doesn’t get hurt.

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