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D.I.Y. Dog Kennel – D.I.Y. At Bunnings

D.I.Y. Dog Kennel – D.I.Y. At Bunnings


It can get pretty cold and wet in the winter
months so let’s give Jessie here a little home she can call her own. I’m gonna show you how to build a dog kennel. Turning Jessie’s life from this to this. These are the tools and materials I’m going
to need to make my dog kennel. Most of the timber’s been precut at Bunnings
but I will need to do some minor cuts later on. We’re using external timber because this dog
kennel is gonna go outside so it can keep our puppy nice and dry in all kinds of weather
conditions. Let’s put the door frame for our kennel together. All of our timber’s already cut so we just
need to lay it out where it needs to be and then nail it all together. You can screw it together if you wish. Make sure you measure and mark your timber
for where your studs are gonna go before you nail it all together. The door frame’s finished and we’re now gonna
follow a similar process for the two sides. As we want to add a roof on an angle, we’re
gonna do some mitered cuts. We’ve got our miters cut, so let’s nail together
the frame. Here we’ve got one completed side. We’ll just repeat the process for the other
side and then continue nailing off all the other frames. We’re now going to put a floor down to keep
our pooch nice and warm during the winter. I’ve nailed together the frame for our base
and now we’re gonna put the flooring on. It’s a good idea to lay out all your timber
first so you know how your spacing’s going to go. All the timber’s been precut at Bunnings so
we’re just gonna lay it out, predrill, and then screw it all together. When spacing out my boards, I’ve left a small
gap. This is to allow for expansion and contraction
during the changes of the seasons and also to allow a bit of ventilation. We’ve now got our base and our frames completed. All we need to do now is put it all together. It’s a simple as laying the frame out and
then just nailing it to the base. The next thing to do is to install some stops
for the weatherboard. This will just make it all look nice and neat. I need to measure the length of my stops and
then cut them off. I’m going to do this against the frame so
I don’t make any mistakes. The frame’s now complete. It’s time to clad it. Most of the timber’s been precut but we will
need to make some alterations. I’m gonna to measure up the timber and cut
it to size. This piece fits so I’m now going to nail it
in place and then put the rest of the precut timber in. We’re gonna overlap the boards to waterproof
it as well as making it look nice. Measure out the overlap so you know that they’re
all even. We’ve only got a few pilings on but it’s already
looking great. We’re just gonna repeat the process for all
the sides, making sure we cut out for the doors and for our angles on the roof. Make sure you mark out and cut around your
door. It can be any size you want but make sure
it suits your dog. Now walls and cladding are done. We need to get our roof on. All this timber has been precut at Bunnings
as well so it’s nice and simple. All we need to do, place the frame on top,
make sure there’s a little overhang, and nail it all together. Lay your Mini Orb on to your roof frame. Use your two timber battens to secure it into
place. All that’s left to do now is to finish it
up. You can finish it any way you want. We’re going to be giving ours just a lick
of paint just to brighten it up and really make it a nice piece of the garden. And there you have it. Somewhere to keep our dog, Jessie, nice and
warm in the winter, plus the color really adds somehting to the back garden. What do you think, Jess?

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