Cut the front and back pieces so that they have a triangle shape at one end with both side reduced to `16’’ inches high while the middle is still 27’’ high.
About 3’’ inches above the bottom edge of the front piece, cut a doorway that is high and wide enough to accommodate your dog.
Flatten the bottom and round up the top.
Lay 1 of the bottom pieces (step 5 above) on the frame (the finished product of step 4) and line of the edges. Trim off and file any excess wood from the edges and nail the bottom piece to the frame using the 16d nails.
Then nail the second bottom piece on top of the first nailed bottom piece to produce a 2 layer floor for your dog.
Cut the 8’ 2×4 piece into 2 halves creating a pair 2×2 boards.
Cut 4 12”1/2 inches from each board making a total of 8 12”1/2 inches pieces from both boards, and one 22” piece. The 9 frames will be used to re-enforce the dog house.
Vertically line up 2 of the 12”1/2 inches pieces (step 9 above) with the top and sides of the 16” end of one of the 2 side pieces of 16’’ inches by 25’’7/8 inches (step 5 above), leaving two and a half inch from the bottom edge. Now nail these two 12’’1/2 pieces to the side piece using the 8d nail.
Repeat the same process to produce the second side panel.
Now attach these 2 side panel to the sides of the bottom frame constructed in step 8 above.
Using the 8d nails attach two 12”1/2 inches pieces (step 9 above) to each of the top edges of the cut triangular edges of the back piece. Then attach this piece to the back of the frame produced in step 10.
Repeat the same step with the front piece that already has the doorway for your dog cut out (step 7 above) and attach it to the front part of the frame produced in step 10 above.
Spread the cedar shaving on the floor to create bedding for your dog.
Check for any exposed nail and file the pointed tips.
Using the 8d nail, attach the 22’’ inches piece (step 9 above) to line up with edge of the longer side of one of 2 the roof panels (step 5 above) centering 22” so that you have equal free space at either end of the roof panel.
Position this roof panel on top of the dog house.
Now nail this roof panel to the frame of the front and the back of the dog house (the finished product of step 11) with the side having the nailed 22” placed as the inside top part.
Then nail the second roof panel to the first roof panel and to the frame of the front and back of the dog house.
Paint the exterior with primer paint and allow it to dry.
Then add the enamel paint and allow it to dry.
Use the roof nails to nail down the roofing shingles at the bottom end of the roof panel and nail addition rolls on top of the previous roll until the entire roof panel in covered in roofing shingles.
Repeat the same step for the other roof panel.
Now you have you dog house ready.