THIS was our inspiration for the house we built. We had a spare pallet in the shop and decided to use it for the base of the house mostly to keep it up off the ground to be sure no water would ever get into their cozy little home.
My honey built the house so that the walls could be insulated with regular house insulation (the pink panther kind), which he installed while putting the walls together. This is one warm puppy palace! We mostly used what we had on hand except for the new fence pickets and the roofing material to cover the outside and protect it from the elements.
Here's a little trick we learned at the home store. We found out about this little trick while looking at what kind of siding we were going to use to cover the house with. We ended up purchasing (13) 5 1/2" x 72" cedar fence pickets instead of siding but we still used this trick to add the pickets to the house. That little strip added to the bottom of the house before starting to add the pickets kept the boards laying down flat and not popping up at the top. Pretty cool huh?HERE. I think the puppies love their new house. They were really curious when we placed in their pen.
We started with a pallet and ended up with two very happy puppies! Now we dont have to worry if the puppies will be warm this Winter, because now we know they will be.
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!
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