How To Build a Dog House With Pallets
We’ve seen how old wood pallets can be repurposed in just as many ways as our imagination and creativity can reach. If we built work desks, beds and vertical gardens, why not use the old wood to also build a dog house. The animal will surely love his new eco-home, even though you won’t have any guarantee it will also sleep in it at night and not inside as usual. Below are several examples showing you how to build a dog house with pallets, with several other suggestions to inspire you.
Instructables.com published an article with a series of images showing you how to build the dog house, but you need to keep in mind it has to be adapted to the animal’s size. All you needs are several wood planks from an old pallet and a hammer, a side cutter, a spirit level and a jigsaw to cut the wood. The DIY expert in our project didn’t use any plans at all, but looked at some examples on the Internet and then did some basic sketches the evening before.
He nailed together the planks to form the four sides of the dog house, each attached to the next one with another smaller plank. Two of the sides were thus designed and cut to later support the roof. The jigsaw comes into play now to cut the door on one of the sides that will support the roof. If the wood planks are too old it is recommended you do some polishing first and then some varnishing to remove those splinters that may harm your dog.
The handyman in our example built the roof in two pieces and left it detachable for easy cleaning or else this operation risks turning into a very uncomfortable one.
Below are several other suggestions on how to build a dog house with pallets, of different shapes and sizes, ranging from aired and transparent houses, with flat roofs, to houses with “patios” in the open air or covered or adorned with small towers so they look like a mini-castle. Some, with more imagination and patience, built attic dog houses where the dog can climb by using small stairs and where it can relax without being confined by the four walls.
Sources: Instructables.com, Pinterest.com