Easy Woodworking Projects for Your Best Friend. 

So it's time to build Fido a new home and you're planning on building it youself. If you're looking for doghouse plans to do the job yourself, then that's a Great idea!  I've found that my projects always go more smoothly when I use a good set of plans. So when I built a home for my best friend I used a set of easy woodworking project plans made especially for a doghouse.

  I did have a quick look at some of the free doghouse plans that are available hoping I could save a little  money but it didn't take me long to rule them out. First, there were no proper dimensions on some of the plans and I  would have had to guess at measurements for the doghouse. Most likely I would have ended up with a big pile of scrap wood from all of my measuring mistakes. The free plans had no material list and I could just see myself making a lot of trips to and from the hardware store and spending a lot more money than I needed to in the process. I wanted my best friend to have a nice home not just a place to get in out of the rain. I wanted his "home" to be just that, something that he would be comfortable in, in all kinds of weather, and I wanted something that would last for many years.
I can tell you now it was well worth the time I spent searching the internet for some easy woodworking projects.I was able to find exactly what I was looking for and the professionally designed plans that I was able to download  were well worth the small cost involved.  I'm sure I saved myself a lot of time, money and aggravation by finding the proper doghouse plans to work from. They came with step by step instructions, clear and accurate drawings, cut charts and a materials list right down to the last nail. This meant that I could take the list of material I needed and get everything I in just one trip. The professionally designed doghouse plans were easily adaptable for any size of dog and I was able to insulate his "home" to make it more comfortable in winter and cool for him the in summer.

As far as what kind of material to use, I would recommend Cedar because it will last a long time, and it's resistant to
insects and dry rot.

Now as to how or if you want to treat your new cedar doghouse. Keep this is mind:

Cedar contains natural oils within its fibers that help it to resist decay and rot. Some people choose to let their Cedar furniture weather naturally without a stain or finish. Over time the colorful tones of the wood slowly weather to a handsome silver-gray and the grain of the wood will become slightly raised. Left completely natural this silver-gray color will eventually be highlighted by darker streaks formed from the reaction between the Cedar Resin and the zinc hardware. A naturally treated piece of furniture should last outdoors for at least 8-10 years.

Or If you want to treat it:

Cedar wood can be enhanced with semi-transparent or full-bodied stains. You may choose to weather-treat your wood, but it is not necessary as with other woods. Treating your Cedar furniture will help it to maintain its initial color, and can help to double its life.

Don't waste your time and money building a doghouse for your best friend where he might not be comfortable, safe and dry. Build him a home using professionally designed doghouse plans. Finding easy woodworking projects will be time well spent. If you would like to check out where I found my plans you can go here.   http://tinyurl.com/yffcwhf