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Being in the doghouse has never looked so good, as furry models Lola and Daisy prove in Real Cedar’s latest DIY video on how to build a modern cedar doghouse.
In the latest Real Cedar DIY video, expert builder Jim West from Westworks Construction walks viewers through a simple, step-by-step process to craft an indoor/outdoor doghouse that doubles as a stylish side table. The practical piece is both a comfortable nook for your dog’s bed and a functional piece of real wood furniture that adds warmth and texture to your home.
“Well, the girls sure seem to like it,” West says, referring to his sweet pugs who came along on building day to test out their cozy new pad.
While Lola and Daisy explore the workshop, West details how the crate is designed for a 20-pound dog, but the plans come in a variety of sizes – small, medium and large – to meet the size of any furry friend.
The dog house is made with a gorgeous grade of unfinished Knotty Western Red Cedar, which West opted to leave unfinished and allow to naturally patina to a beautiful silver. If you did choose to finish the modern indoor doghouse on the outside, you would be spoiled for choice because Western Red Cedar is pitch and resign-free, which means it holds and accepts a wide range of finishes beautifully. And when Western Red Cedar is finished, it really pops, West notes.
Not only does Western Red Cedar look, smell and feel great, it’s also a green building choice. In fact, Western Red Cedar leaves a smaller carbon footprint than any other building material, so you can feel good about more than just delivering on a snug new bed for your best friend.
To make your own cedar doghouse, download the free step-by-step plans here.