Easy DIY Dog House Designs You Can Build

A basic wooden box style dog house is easy to build with plywood or 2x4s. Add legs to raise it off the ground.

Classic Wooden 

Insulate a wooden dog house with styrofoam sheets and cover joints with wood trim for weatherproofing and warmth.

Insulated House

Build an indoor/outdoor dog house with removable canvas walls for adjustable ventilation and weather protection.  


Raise a plywood dog house on legs with an extended overhanging roof for increased weather and shade protection. 

Raised Ranch House

Simulate a log cabin vibe using sticks or wood rounds on a basic plywood structure for visual appeal.

Log Cabin Style

Build an enclosed nook dog house utilizing wasted space under staircases in homes and porches.

Under Stairs House

Convert a discarded cabinet, dresser drawer or TV console into a cool, repurposed dog house.

Upcycled Furniture 

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