Dog House Project Plan
The Georgia-Pacific dog house is
designed to be built by the moderately
experienced carpenter. The dog house is
designed to provide a sturdy shelter for a
medium sized dog. A rear vent can be
added to the back side of the dog house
for additional ventilation.
Center of groove
MATERIALS AND CUT LIST
Buy: 2—Pressure treated 2 x 4 x 8
Cut: 2—Front and rear bases, each 30 long
1— Center floor joist at 33 long
2—Side bases, each 33 long
Buy: 3—2 x 4 x 8
Cut: 1—Roof ridge brace 36 long
4—Corner studs at 24¹⁄₂ tall, cut 45° miter on one end of each
4—Fascias at 28 long, cut 45° miter on one end of each
Buy: 1—¹⁵⁄₃₂ x 4 x 4 Plytanium™ Sanded Project Panels
Cut: 1—Floor, 30 x 36
Buy: 2—¹⁹⁄₃₂ x 4 x 8 Plytanium Siding with 4
on center grooves
Cut: 2—Side siding at 22¹⁄₂ high x 36 wide
2—Front and rear siding at 38 high x 31¹⁄₄ wide
1—Roof at 28⁷⁄₈ x 42
1—Roof at 29¹⁄₂ x 42
1—Sign at 3⁵⁄₈ x 10(cut in grooves)
Buy: 1—1 x 2 x 8
Cut: 2—Door jamb casing at 15, cut miter at 22¹⁄₂°
2—Door head casing at 10, cut miters at 22¹⁄₂° and 45°
1—Door sill casing at 11
1—Threshold at 11
Buy: Metal flashing pre-bent at 90o angle.
Cut: 42 length
Buy: Galvanized finish nails, galvanized deck screws, wood glue,
primer, and acrylic latex paint or exterior opaque stain.
1. Before cutting, draw layout on Plytanium Sanded Project Panel as
shown, centering front and rear siding on grooves.
2. Nail base boards together, lapping front and rear over sides. Add a
central joist at midspan (shown as dashed line on Fig. 3).
3. Screw Plytanium Sanded Project Panel floor on top of base.
4. Screw sides to short side of corner studs, lapping the siding 2
over the bottom of the studs. Leave ¹⁄₂ of the top of the stud
5. Screw back and front siding