Free Dog House Plans and Video Tutorial

Everyone needs a home even our pets. I built this dog house for my mother-in-laws pooch. It seems to be the perfect size for small to mid size dogs, anything larger than a boxer and you may want to alter the plans. In this post I show you how I build this awesome dog house and share the free dog house plans with you. It’s not a complicated build. In fact you don’t need that many tools. You can accomplish all the tasks I show in the video with hand tools.

This is my absolute first time sharing my plans with anyone other than myself which is why I am giving these dog house plans away for free. It consists of 3/4″ CDX grade plywood although, I wish I upgraded that to A or B grade. I guess that’s my lesson learned for this project. Below I have a list of tools that I used as well as a free set of plans. Please check them out and let me know what you think.

Get the Free Dog House Plans Here – PDF 15Mb

List of Tools I used are:

  • table saw
  • circular saw with edge guide
  • brad nailer and compressor
  • jigsaw
  • drill and drill bit and countersink
  • combination square and speed square
  • tape measure
  • clamps
  • kreg jig
  • straight edge
  • paint roller, pan and brush

4 thoughts on “Free Dog House Plans and Video Tutorial”

  1. Hi Eric,

    First of all I’d like to say thank you for the amazing work you have done in putting this website and tutorial together! Your cool mix of graphic design, video production and woodworking skills come together nicely in the video. I recently took the pleasure of building a dog house highly inspired by your tutorial and plans. The dog house was built for surviving a bit more of the Canadian winters so I modified the plans to have insulated walls and such. However the spirit of the dog house remained in line with the tutorial. Also I spotted a few errors on the pdf plans that I wouldn’t mind sharing with you (just minor stuff really) but I’ll have to dig up the annotation on my copy of the plan here in a bit as I filed it away.

    You can see photos of the dog house I uploaded to

    Once again thank you for sharing these plans as I was searching and searching for something that inspired me and found your video and plans very nice and straight-forward. Like you I find building things to give me a great sense of accomplishment and I’ve gotten nothing but lots of compliments on the dog house so I’d figure I would send of those compliments your way for building the inspiration. Keep up the good work and take care!

    1. That is really awesome to hear Patricio. I am glad you found the design worthy of recreating in a way that works for you!

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