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Building a custom dog house

Independent construction tips for the professional at Leisure

October 2008

Our guard dogs provide an invaluable service and they deserve a custom dog house, a canine mansion worthy of their services. 

Now I see that there are other dog mansions, some great home living ideas for the upscale pooch:

Dog Mansion Ideas

This page documents the building of a custom dog house, and follow-up photo's will document each step in the construction. 

 

Our custom dog house will feature a wrap-around runway so that the dogs will have a full view of their territory, and have full air-conditioning for the inside area.  Another customization will be convex drains in all areas and in-ground water spigots for constant fresh water.

 

Custom Dog House - Front View

 

The custom dog house will have a 3-level roofline with a cupola on top with a dog weather vane.

 

 

Custom dog house - roof line

 

From the side, we see the Greek columns which add a elegance to the dog house and serve as anchors for the wrought iron screens covering the outdoor run areas:

 

 

Custom dog house - side view

 

The custom dog house floor plan shows the interior areas in yellow, with five foot runs on two sides:

 

Main dog house floor design

 

Custom dog house rests on a 15' by 30' poured concrete slab with french drains and water.

 

Custom dog house construction steps

 

 

Here are the drains and gravel, before pouring the concrete foundation:

 

 

Here is the custom slab, immediately after pouring:

 

STAY TUNED . . .

 


 

 

 

Note: The opinions expressed on these pages are the sole opinion of Donald K. Burleson and do not reflect the opinions of Burleson Enterprises Inc. or any of its subsidiaries.

Suggestions?  We are always seeking new tips for the professional at leisure, and any suggestions would be most welcome.  If you find an error or have a suggestion for improving our content, we would appreciate your feedback. 

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