How To Make A Warm Dog Box Drawings, Photos
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If you decide to have a dog, a devoted friend and a reliable watchman for the house, then, first of all, you need to take care of a warm home for your pet. In this article we will consider detailed instructions on how to make a warm capital booth for your dog.
First you need to decide on the size of the booth, which in turn depends on the size of the pet. The booth should not be large, because the dog cannot warm up well in a large kennel, the optimal size of the inner space of the booth should be such that the dog can freely turn around in the booth, the height of the booth is equal to the height of the dog with its head raised.
The optimal size of the booth for some types of dogs.
What is better to make a dog house? Of course, from wood, it is a natural material that does not contain harmful substances and retains heat well.
For the manufacture of insulated booth you need a bar, boards and insulation. As a heater, you can use foam or mineral wool. Nails can be used to fix the boards, but screws are more reliable.
Step by step production of a warm dog house: drawings, diagram, photo.
Consider the process of making a booth step by step with pictures.
1. STEP. Let’s make a basis for the box.
Saw off two bars with a length of 70 cm and fasten the boards with screws, the length of the boards is 90 cm. As a result, we will have the base of a booth with a size of 90 x 70 cm.
2. STEP. Niche under insulation.
We will need a bar section of 50 x 50 mm. Saw it into bars, two bars of 90 cm and two of 60 cm. Fasten the bars to the base.
3. SHAG. Laying insulation.
Cut insulation and lay it tightly on the base. If you use mineral wool, then it must be wrapped on both sides of the vapor barrier, otherwise the wool will eventually draw moisture and lose its insulating properties. For foam and polystyrene vapor barrier is not required.
4. STEP. Floor for booths.
We will need boards with a length of 90 cm, sheathe insulation with boards, we fix the boards with screws to the timber.
5. STEP. The side walls of the booth.
Now we need to make two side walls, we use boards 65 cm long and 40 cm bars. We fasten the walls to the floor with metal corners and screws, as an option, you can first fix it to the bottom of each wall along a horizontal bar, then screw the bars to the floor , the distance between the walls is 70 cm.
6. STEP. The front and rear walls of the booth.
We make the front and rear walls of the doghouse, we use bars 40 cm long and 70 cm boards. In the front wall we make the entrance to the booth, the size of the hole should be sufficient for the dog to crawl freely into it.
7. STEP. We fasten all the walls of the booth with each other with self-tapping screws.
8. STEP. We put insulation on the walls of the booth (unforgettable about the vapor barrier for mineral wool).
9. STEP. We sheathe walls booth boards.
10. STEP. The roof of the booth. Fasten the boards of the roof to the walls.
11. STEP. Fasten the bars under the insulation.
12. STEP. We put a heater.
13. STEP. We sheathe the ends of the roof booth boards. Since the roof of our booth is single-sided, it is necessary to provide for a slight bias towards the rear wall to drain water from the roof.
14. STEP. We sheathe roof insulation.
Now you need to cover the roof with any covering material, you can use slate, roofing felt, shingles or profiled.
Where better to install a dog house?
The booth must be installed in the courtyard of the house so that the dog has a good view of the yard and entrance gate, but at the same time during the burning heat the booth should be in the shade of buildings, fence or wood. In the winter, do not forget about the dog bedding, the booth should be filled to half with hay or straw to make it easier for the dog to warm up.
I recommend watching an interesting video of making a doghouse.