DIY: Minimalist Dog House


Pompon, the shop dog at Le Petit Atelier in Paris, spends his days dozing in his own minimalist dog bed, custom made by the shop’s owners. Make your own with these step-by-step instructions from 101 Woonideeen. (We have translated the content.)

petit atelier dog bed

The Minimalist Dog House
A dog bed is so 2011. Your four-legged friend deserves a home. But one where you can enjoy watching them. Here are directions to create this house in 7 steps.

DIY Inspiration Make a Minimalist Pine Crafted Dog Bed

* 32x screws, 4 × 60 mm

* White paint – For the frame

* 7 m pine slats of 40 × 40 mm
This allows you saw the following bars:
4x 65 cm (for the vertical slats)
4x 49.5 cm (for sloping roof battens)
3x 77 cm (between the horizontal beams)

For the side beams around the bottom plate
* Firing slats of 30 × 195 mm
2x 77 cm (for the sides)
1x 62 cm (for the back)

For the base plate
* Plywood, 18 mm thick
1x 700 × 850 mm

Download the drawing of the bottom plate. This drawing is not to scale, but is an indication of the dimensions of the bottom plate of the doghouse.

* Wood Glue
* Saw
* Cordless Screwdriver or hand screwdriver
* Brush / roller
* Tape / tape measure

Step 1
Start by cutting undercut the roof frame. The battens in the tip should be cut at 45 degrees, the transition from the roof to the legs at 22.5 degrees. Glue the roof and the legs with wood glue together. Allow to dry.

Step 2
Place the bottom bar between the rear frame of the loft. Attach with screws.

Step 3
Saw a small corner from all 4 corners of the bottom plate. 2 from the front corners at an angle of 5 × 40 mm, 2 from the rear at an angle of 5 × 5 mm.

Step 4
Mount the sidebars to the base with wood glue and screws.

Step 5
Place the 2 frames with screws to the front and back of the base plate. These frames should fall exactly between the notches you have cut in step 5.

Step 6
Place 3 beams between the front and rear cabin frame and screw them in.

Step 7
Paint the house in the desired color.

Your dog house is now ready for action!

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