This step by step diy project is about xxl dog house roof plans. This is PART 2 of the dog house project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof and how to attach the decorative trims. You can make modifications to the dog house, so it sits your needs. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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XXL Dog House Roof Plans
- F – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 38 1/2″x56 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 21 1/2″x56 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x59 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 44 3/4″x60″ long SIDING
- 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 long ROOF
- I – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 64″ long TRIMS
- J – 40 sq ft of tar paper, 40 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFFING
- K -2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 42 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 54 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 54 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 61″ long, 2 pieces – 32 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 22 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 41 1/2″ long TRIMS
How to build a xxl dog house roof
The first step of PART 2 of the project is to build the rafters for the dog house. Therefore, use 2×4 lumber. Make the birdmouth cuts to the rafters, so you can fit them into place tightly.
Fit the rafters to the top of the dog house frame. Place the rafters equally spaced, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Continue the project by fitting the 1/2″ plywood to the front of the dog house. Make the cuts around the door opening and then align the edges with attention. Insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing, so you lock the wall panel into place tightly.
Fit the panel to the back wall of the dog house. Align the edges with attention and insert the 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1/2″ plywood panels to the sides of the dog house. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the dog house. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets, for a professional result. Drill pilot holes through the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them to the rafters tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then align the edges with attention. Insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing, so you can lock the trims into place tightly.
Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.
Cut the trims from 1×3 lumber, at the right dimensions and angles. Align the edges with attention and then fit them into place with 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×3 trims to the back of the shed, as well. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Cut the trims from 1×3 lumber and then attach them to the front of the dog house. Align the edges flush and then insert 2″ nails.
Last but not least, fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with sandpaper. Apply a few cuts of paint over the exterior of the dog house, so you enhance its look and to protect the components from decay. Moreover, you need to check if the edges are sharp so your pet won’t injure.
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