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    Default Building a Dog House/kennel?

    Has anyone built a kennel themselves?
    We are thinking of building Indi a kennel and are looking for advice & plans?

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    There's plans on the web and some of the big hardware stores have plans in brochures.

    I spent over $300 on materials and I already had the roofing iron, and a pallet for an off ground base for free - sigh and still haven't assembled all the bits.

    Serves me right for buying the most expensive plywood.

    A bunnings kennel would have been cheaper and quicker. Except I'm not sure about the treated pine they seem to be made of. Wouldn't want my dog in a kennel made out of treated pine (poisonous). I could be wrong. I hope I'm wrong.

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    A friend made a huge wood kennel for us with a UV heat resistant roof and she doesn't go in it. We brought a plastic two part click together kennel from Bunnings and she loves it!!

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    hubby built ours from scratch, we kinda just went with the flow. This is not the best pic but i will try and find a better one, if not when i get a chance i will go out and get some pics

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    Ideally your kennel should be raised off the ground, mine wasn't when I bought it but same as Hy's it sits on a pallet. Also if I had the choice I'd have a hinged roof, makes it easy to clean and I'd probably have a trampoline bed in there if I could but I can't get it through the door! And a door flap for keeping warm at night.
    But unless you have the materials handy and the know-how to build it, probably cheaper and quicker to buy one

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    The only ones to use the kennel we were given was the 4 cats when they were little.

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