DIY Dog Houses How to Build a Dog House

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Building A Dog House

These free DIY dog house plans will make sure that your dog has a safe haven from the weather and you can take pride that you built it just for them.

Dog houses are fairly simple projects and can be usually be completed by someone with just basic building skills. They'll take anywhere from half a day to a few days to complete and can easily be done in under $100.

Before using these free dog house plans to build your dog's dream home, make sure that it will be the right fit for the size of your full-grown dog. Some of these dog house plans can even be customized to fit any size of a dog so be sure to look for instructions within the plans for that.

If you're looking for more projects like these free dog house plans, you'll want to check out the free cat tree plans and rabbit hutch plans.

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    Beginner Dog House Plan

    A dog sitting outside by his dog house.
    A Dog Sitting Outside By His Dog House.

    Lowe's has an excellent free dog house plan for a great-looking yet simple dog house that will make the perfect home for an average sized dog.

    You'll find a tools and materials list, an overview, cutting directions, and building instructions with illustrations.

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    Simple A-Frame Dog House Plan

    A dog inside of an A-frame dog house.
    A Dog Inside Of An A-frame Dog House.

    This is a basic dog house plan that's not only easy to build but the finished dog house will look great in your yard. It can be built in less than half a day and you won't spend over $100 for the materials.

    There's no guesswork when you build this dog house either, blueprints, a material list, step-by-step instructions, and even videos are provided for this free dog house plan.

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    Dog House With Deck Plan

    A blue dog house with a deck
    A Blue Dog House With A Deck

    The House of Wood has a free dog house plan that has a deck, toy box, and place for food and water.

    You'll need to sign up for their free newsletter to get the plans and you'll be emailed a PDF with a materials list, tools list, cut list, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions.

    Over at Wood Shop Diaries, you can find more tips, photos, and even a walkthrough video to help you complete this quick and easy project.

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    Free Dog House Plan

    A red and blue dog house.
    A Red And Blue Dog House.

    This standard dog house plan from BuildEazy includes comments and photos from people just like you who have built this dog house.

    Within the free dog house plan, you'll find a materials list, cutting list, building instructions, and blueprints.

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    Crooked Dog House Plan

    A puppy coming out of a yellow dog house.
    An End Table That Doubles As A Dog Kennel.

    Add some character to the dog house you plan to build with this free plan for a crooked dog house.

    Ana White will take you through the steps with lots of photos, diagrams, and instructions so you can quickly and easily build this dog house.

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    Pallet Dog House Plan

    A wood dog house built from a free building plan
    A Wood Dog House Built From A Free Building Plan

    Use plywood and pallets to create this one-of-a-kind dog house that will keep your pooch safe and warm. Written directions and color photos help you put it all together.

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    Ranch Style Dog House Plan

    A dog drinking water outside of a dog house.
    A Dog Drinking Water Outside Of A Dog House.

    Looking to give your pooch the luxury he deserves? Then why not try your hand at this free dog house plan for a ranch style doghouse.

    Use the diagrams, images, materials list, and instructions to build this one-of-a-kind doghouse.

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    Insulated A-Frame Dog House Plan from Instructables

    An A-frame, insulated dog house.
    A Blue And Brown Mobile Dog House

    The finished dog house that you'll get after completing this free dog house plan is for a 9-foot base house that will be perfect for a small to medium-sized dog. It can even be built for under $75!

    Photos and blueprints will take you through each step of this free dog house plan until you've got the finished project just like you've been looking for.

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    Indoor Dog Kennel End Table

    An end table that doubles as a dog kennel.
    An End Table That Doubles As A Dog Kennel.

    I know this technically isn't a dog house, but this indoor dog kennel that doubles as an end table is a great solution for a small dog that stays indoors.

    There are photos, diagrams, and written instructions that will help you build this for your dog.

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    Log Cabin Doghouse Plan

    A log cabin style dog house.
    A Dog Inside Of An A-frame Dog House.

    Looking for a dog house plan that's a little more unique? This free doghouse plan from DIY Network is for a log cabin doghouse.

    Print the materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and photos to get this doghouse built.

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    East Fork Free Doghouse Plan

    A whimsical dog house in the woods.
    A Whimsical Dog House In The Woods.

    Here's an adorable dog house plan that would look great anywhere in your yard.

    There's a shopping list, tool list, instructions, and diagrams to help you build this.

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    Mobile Dog House

    A blue and brown mobile dog house
    A Blue And Brown Mobile Dog House

    Over at Instructables, you can find a free plan for a mobile dog house that's easy to move so you can set it up wherever you go.

    There's a shopping list, tool list, color photos, and building instructions.

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    Simple Dog House Plan

    A drawing of a dog outside of a dog house.
    A Drawing Of A Dog Outside Of A Dog House.

    My Outdoor Plans has a free doghouse plan for a simple doghouse that you can build in just one weekend from 2x4s and 2x2s.

    Tons of diagrams and instructions are all included in this free doghouse plan.

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    Custom Insulated Dog House Plan

    Close-Up Of Dog In Pink Kennel
    Close-Up Of Dog In Pink Kennel

    This dog house can be built to fit any sized dog, small to large, and is insulated to keep your dog warm. This is a great all around dog house plan that even a beginner can handle.

    This free dog house plan has videos to go along with each building step as well as lots of blueprints showing the different angles of the dog house.

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    How to Build a Doghouse from All About Dog Houses

    Close-Up Portrait Of Dog
    Close-Up Portrait Of Dog

    This free dog house plan, named the Sparky1, is a simple dog house that's made from inexpensive and recycled basic building materials. There are insulated floors, a removable roof, a cedar deck, and an optional inner wall.

    Download the free dog house plan that includes drawings, a material list, and building instructions.