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DIY Dog House

We’ve creeped over 100 degrees here in Texas and it looks like it’s here to stay for a while! We have a little shih-tzu, whom we named Alvin (our son wanted to name him after the Chimpmunk so that he could yell “ALVIN”) and it was better than most of the other names thrown out there πŸ™‚ He is an inside dog but he wants to be EVERYWHERE we are. The kids have wanted to build him a dog house to get out of the heat but I thought it would be way to hot. So, I designed this Breezy Dog House complete with a fluffy bed, shade and of course, a sign with his name!

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I think we have a happy customer folks! He loves this thing and I had so much fun designing and building it! It was super easy to build and only cost about $70 in lumber!

I designed this house to fit THIS PILLOW that I found on Overstock. I bought the medium size. I hunted for an affordable outdoor dog pillow that was available online for everyone to make things easier. I was the happiest with the look of this and the price and when it came in I was really impressed with the quality.

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You can click the image below or HERE to download the FREE PDF plans and follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below!

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To start, make the cuts for the bottom frame of the dog house.

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Now, assemble the frame by attaching the side (short pieces) to the long (side pieces). I used my 16 – gauge nailer with 2 1/2″ finish nails and wood glue. Put three to four nails on each joint.

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Here is the frame assembled.

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Next, center the middle support board and attach it the same way.

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Easy enough πŸ™‚

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Attach the 1×6 slats to the bottom frame with 2 1/2” finish nails and glue.

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Start with the front and back boards first (these will be flush with the frame) then evenly space the rest of the boards.

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Now for the legs!

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Cut and assemble the legs with 2 1/2″ finish nails and glue.

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The legs will look like β€œL’s”.

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Then, attach the legs to the frame with 2 1/2” wood screws. I used Spax screws to avoid pre-drilling. (The full face of the 2×3 will be on the front and back (short) sides of the frame so that the seam of the β€œL” will be on the sides (long) of the house.

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Here it is with the legs attached.

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Next, attach the 1×4 cedar board on each side of the house. I attached them to the top of the legs, making the top of the 1×4 flush with the top of the legs. Use 1 1/4” finish nails and glue.

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Cut the side angled pieces. These will have 45 degree cuts on both ends and will not be parallel.

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Attach the first board to the inside corner (side of dog house) of the leg with 1 1/4” nails and wood glue.Β Then attach the second board to the opposite corner.

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Finally, pull the top of the angled boards up flush with the top of the 1×4 running across the legs. The boards will overlap. Just glue in between them all and put 1 1/4” nails from the inside of the house all the way through the 1×4 that stretches across the top. (The nails will go through all three boards).

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The sides will look like this.

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Assemble the roof frame according to the plans. The side pieces will be 45 degree cuts on both ends and not parallel. Attach the mitered pieces to the middle 2×4 with wood screws and wood glue. I used Spax screws.

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Here’s the roof assembled!

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Attach the roof to the house with 2 1/2” wood screws and glue. I drilled from the top of the roof into the 2×3 legs on the front and back of the house. The long point on the 2×3 will over hang the leg a bit, allowing the inside of the mitered 2×3 to be flush with the leg.

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I ran a 2×3 along the top of the legs (on the sides, above the new angle pieces) and attached them with 2 1/2” nails and glue. The edge of the 2×3 will be flush with the roof line. This will give you something to nail the roof slats to.

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Finally, attach one side of the roof slats.

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Let them overhang on the top so that they can meet the planks on the other side of the roof. Start with the center board and work your way out.

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Follow up with the other side and use 1 1/4” finish nails and glue everywhere that the planks touch wood.

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Add a chalk board sign and a cute and comfy pillow and your pooch will be the most pampered pet in your neighborhood!

Alvin LOVES his breezy dog house, the kids think it’s awesome and I love how cute it looks in our backyard! That’s a win-win-win right? πŸ˜‰

***This giveaway is now closed. The winners have been emailed. Thanks for playing!

Speaking of winning….Want to build this for your pooch? How about a chance to win the tools that I used to build it? Our awesome friends at Ryobi are giving away these awesome tools toΒ THREEΒ lucky winners!Β All you have to do is follow the instructions in the box below! There are 3 chances to win too!

The first is to leave a comment on this post telling us what you would build with these awesome tools! There are two bonus entries to up your chances! Follow Ryobi and Shanty2Chic on Periscope! *What is periscope? It’s a new live video stream app that let’s viewers comment and ask questions in real time! We just joined and we love it so much πŸ™‚ Whit shared a live dining room tour and I shared my Master bedroom. The videos are only available for 24 hours and then they are deleted but it’s a fun chance for us to share unedited live tours of our home, building tips and answer any questions you might have! It’s so fun and we would love for you to follow us!*

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Now that’s a lot to step up your DIY game!! Just follow the instructions in the box below πŸ™‚ Good luck!
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155 Comments

  1. Sheila on April 18, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Do you have these plans available for a larger house? Thank you!

  2. Jennifer Collins on August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Have the winning names been released yet? I am being impatient but can’t wait to see if my name was drawn….lol!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 1, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Hey Jennifer!
      Yes, all three winners have been emailed and have responded πŸ™‚

  3. Bobi Jones on July 31, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Who won?!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 1, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Hi Bobi!
      The three winners have been emailed πŸ™‚

  4. Parrish Butler on July 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

    It would be awesome to have these tools! The first thing I want to build is the Jewelry Cabinet/Mirror! I love it! After that, I want to build many different things for our first home! πŸ™‚

  5. Mike Black on July 29, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I would love some of those neat ryobi tools to help me build some furniture for my kids college apartments.

  6. Mike Black on July 29, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Very cool project ! Many thanks for your creative and affordable ideas.

  7. Briana Montano on July 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I would use these tools for so many diy projects! Especially a cabinet for my bathroom!

  8. Brilliancy Photograph on July 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I would love to build this dog house for my new pup as well as many of your other projects that I love

  9. Candice Munk on July 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I would build bunk beds for my girls!

  10. Trudi McDaniel on July 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I’m so in love with Ryobi tools and drool every time I see this
    beauty. Would love to have one! First thing I’d build is a sofa/console
    table for my son and his bride for their first wedding anniversary.

  11. Karissa Wood on July 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

    My tool collection is finally growing and these would be a great addition– next up on my “to build” list is the jewelry case from your website!– I just finished some great planter boxes!

  12. annabanana1125 on July 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

    LOVE this dog house… we have 4 pooches and live in the desert so they really need all the shade they can get. Would love to have the tools, too! :o) I’d definitely build a couple of these houses and then work on building my pallet up-cycle repertoire. The plan is to have an outdoor L-shaped couch from pallets, a pallet coffee table, and pallet hanging wall gardens to start.

  13. Rebecca Cross-Myxter on July 27, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I think the better question is what wouldn’t we build! I’ve got my eye on the floating desk, storage bed and now this adorable dog house. Would love to super size it for a cool kids lounge space!

  14. Shannon Howard on July 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I would love this…. A table for my deck!!!

  15. Elizabeth on July 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I love these plans and the Ryobi tools! I think I’ll use them to build a bed for myself first, and then for my dog! πŸ™‚

  16. Chelsea on July 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I love this dog house! My pups need one to get away from the heat too. I’d love these tools to get working on my new kitchen island!

  17. Jill H on July 27, 2015 at 10:40 am

    The dog house looks great! Our next project is a pantry so new tools would be helpful!

  18. Elizabeth on July 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I really want to enter the drawing! I could get so much use out of these tools to build the bed I’ve been planning. Unfortunately, my comments keep getting marked as spam πŸ™ I hope this one works!

  19. Elizabeth on July 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

    These tools would be amazing! I’m building the Fancy X Desk right now and these tools would make it even easier. With the desk building going this well, I would use these tools to build the bed I’m been planning!

  20. Tara Hebison on July 27, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I am a graduate student with a college budget, BOO! I have been following you forever and would love to add these beauties to my tool collection. If I won I would make the farm house table for my dining room first, then the king bed frame, and then the wine holder. Thats just the start of what I want to build. I follow you guys on all social media sites (instagram, pinterest, Facebook, periscope) and absolutely LOVE everything you make! You are my house inspiration πŸ™‚ Hope you pick me!!!!!

  21. Sherrie Jones on July 26, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love Ryobi tools! I would especially love to own the 12-INCH SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW to start building my new workshop. Thanks!

  22. labbie1 on July 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    PS I can’t figure out Periscope so one chance for me! Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  23. labbie1 on July 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Great Giveaway! I would make some bookshelves and a desk for my office which is sorely in need! And then a ramp in the back for my aging dogs. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Zee on July 26, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I’ve picked up some reclaimed wood from neighborhood fences damaged in a storm. I’d like to make your floating shelves along with a couple of wine racks as gifts to start with, then who knows?

  25. Elizabeth on July 26, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I love this dog house! We have a Husky and it’s much too hot for a traditional dog house, but this would be great and the tools would make is super simple!

  26. Judy on July 25, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    The hubby and I love your site. We are planning to build your farmhouse table and these tools would be SO handy! πŸ™‚

  27. Ashley Nettles on July 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I would be able to build sooo much with these tools! We just bought our first home and are SLOWLY filling it with new projects and builds! These tools would so SOO helpful in creating our first home together! Fingers crossed πŸ˜€

  28. Jessica on July 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    What would I not build with these?! I’ve been wanting a miter saw for a while and this would give me the push I need to get building a headboard (or whole bed frame), and I’ve had my eye on your dining table plans, too! I love everything you guys do, and this dog house would be the perfect perch for our Sharpei in our huge new yard… I might have to bring it off the ground a little and put a step on it to stay dry in our rainy South Florida weather, though!

  29. Brittany Spencer Grant on July 25, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Those tools are calling my name, as are more of your projects! Next up is a front entry bench.

  30. DJohnson on July 25, 2015 at 6:28 am

    I would use them to build a new chicken coop.

  31. Tami Smith on July 25, 2015 at 6:10 am

    I would love to add the tools to my shop!

  32. Aimee on July 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Need to build this for our dog, he is the same as yours and wants to be everywhere we are at. Just need to modify your plans to about twice the size since I don’t think our dog would fit in that dog house.

  33. Janet Curtis on July 24, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    This doggie cabana is so cute. Almost makes me want to get a pet. Love it and would love to have those Ryobi tools.

  34. Elise on July 24, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I love this dog house and my dogs would too. I would totally make this with Ryobi tools!

  35. Kevin Dickard on July 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Those tools would be so great! Just ordered a Ryobi Corner Cat Sander and would be so excited to add these to my collection! I would build a changing table for my 9 month old daughter and child on the way. Also, would love to do a large outdoor table for my patio! Pick me!! πŸ˜‰

  36. Lauren on July 24, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I found your website about 2 weeks ago and I am in love! I have never been a DIYer, but when I moved into a foreclosure about 3 years ago I had to become one! My boyfriend and I have built the Outdoor X table and are currently working on the matching benches. When we first started he was the main one using the tools, but I’m definitely getting the hang now and would love some of my own! Some upcoming projects from your site I would like to complete are the round side table and king size bed and matching night stands. (possibly even some dressers to go with!) Outside of your site, we need to complete some trim in our house since we just finished putting down a bunch of laminate flooring. Also, I love to put a pergola on our deck, so that might be in the future plans too!

  37. Ginny Jones on July 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

    You girls are awesome! I’m always inspired by your projects. After making many of your furniture pieces (so many options, love it), I think I’m ready to tackle built-in storage for my mudroom. I always read through your directions, even if I’m not planning on making the piece. I feel that all the tips are going to be helpful in planning and succeeding on my own custom projects.

  38. Austin on July 24, 2015 at 6:01 am

    I need to build a big girl loft bed for my daughter, so that 12″ sliding miter saw would come in very handy for that.

  39. Amy Etter on July 24, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I want to build many projects! One that I’m dying to build is the rustic king size bed!

  40. KC on July 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I would love to build the farmhouse coffee cabinet or a sofa table for my living room.

  41. julie on July 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I would love to build an sofa/entryway table or a picnic table/ bench combo for a friend.

  42. DC on July 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    My husband would use them to build things for our 4 young grandsons, we are on a fixed income and these would be great to have.

  43. Sharayah on July 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Can’t wait to build a bed! πŸ™‚

  44. Joni on July 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I would use both of them to build a new coffee table.

  45. Allison Smith on July 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    My fiance and I just bought our first house (YAY!) and we made the decision to build all of our furniture…which has resulted in us quickly turning into DIYers. Right now I would say building a bed frame to get the mattress off of the ground πŸ™‚

  46. Dana Hultz on July 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    My husband and i are remodeling our garage to include a craft workshop for me!! I cant wait to get started on all my projects. I would use these tools for not only the workshop but all the projects i have save all over my computer!

  47. Darre on July 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    My 6 year old daughter wants me to build her a monster high doll house. I would then attemt to build the king size you have posted.

  48. Christina Aubin on July 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I could really use that saw to build some outdoor furniture.

  49. Monica KH on July 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    The first thing I would build would be my dining room table that I have been dreaming of building! Then I would move down the list of things I want to build that seems to grow everyday!

  50. Trang on July 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I so love the Air Strike….my most coveted tool ever! I so need this in my life.

  51. Kelli on July 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    The list is endless. We just bought a house and we have so many projects. I would love to build a cover for our deck, shelves in the bathroom, a table for crafts, a shelf for coffee and tea, and a toy chest.

  52. Haven Heimann on July 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    My husband and I are HUGE fans of Ryobi tools all because of you! I’ve been wanting to make a pallet wall, pretty much in every room in our home (so I’ll really have to narrow it down so I don’t over due that trend). And also your floating shelves are something that I can’t get out of my mind and plan to hopefully make soon!

  53. Karen Padgett Merrill on July 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Since I have never built anything, I am excited to try just about anything. I would probably start with a simple shelf project, maybe a towel rack shelf for the bathroom.

  54. De on July 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I would LOVE these tools! For a while, my friends and I were combining tools, and building things together and they provided the miter saw, but they’ve since taken their tools back, and there have been a lot of projects I’ve wanted to do, but couldn’t because I didn’t have these tools!

  55. Bobi Jo Jones on July 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I would totally use these tools to build a sofa table, 2 bed side tables, and a farmhouse table. I’ve done so much research on all these. I also have plans drawn to remove all the wire shelving from my master closet and replace it with wood! I’m excited about that, but just know that these tools would make the job sooo much easier!!! Please pick me. πŸ™‚

  56. Julie on July 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I would use the tools to make barn accessories (trough/barn tool stand/etc) for our Highland Cattle.

  57. Chiquita on July 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I would redo all of the trim in my house. I also want to make the Becca trunk coffee table. My list goes on. I also want to DIY a butcher block counter top etc. I also need to practice my miter cuts.

  58. Julie on July 23, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I would build in a desk area in this perfect little book in out kitchen

  59. Theresa on July 23, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I would build a large backpack storage shelf for our school band (already planned out), a raised bed with desk and dresser for my older daughter, and a good workbench for my workshop.

  60. John Alvarez on July 23, 2015 at 9:54 am

    This would make life so much easier for me, I build many ice chests with a air gun, chords all over!

  61. Heather on July 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    LOVE all of your plans!! I would build new dining benches, a desk, and some end tables πŸ™‚ Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  62. Joanna on July 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I would build my girls a bunk bed! I am so excited to build some actual furniture this Summer! Up until now, I’ve only been doing little projects (building a shelf…) and am stoked to take this next step in building! And I have to say that this blog is what inspired me to do it! Love your blog! Love the ideas you guys come up with!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

  63. Mary on July 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I would build so many things if I got these awesome tools. First, I would build my son a full size bed, night stand, and desk. Then I would build a kitchen island like the one you built. I can go on & on & on building so much stuff. I also live in Texas and I know Texas heat, that has never stopped me from building in my garage. Any of these tools would come in handy in helping me build stuff.

  64. Molly Gonzales on July 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

    This dog house/pergola/breezeway hybrid is perfect. Our pup of 13 years passed away a few months back. Since that time her companion, Ivan, will frequently lay on her grave site. Yup, he just lays there. I planted a tree over the grave but it is still quite tiny. I would love to give Ivan a comfortable little spot (with shade!) where he can visit with his old pal. Thank you for the post; it’s brilliant.

  65. Nathan Moore on July 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I would build workshop storage bins,furniture for bedrooms and living room, picture frames and whatever else my wife wants to build!

  66. Jerri on July 23, 2015 at 8:59 am

    My husband and I are slowly replacing the furniture in our house with stuff we build ourselves. Dressers, beds, kitchen storage, patio furniture and decor, and a mobile outdoor kitchen are all on our ‘to-do’ list. We are also making clocks and other wall decor ourselves. It is such a sense of pride, accomplishment, and home to finish something that was built by us, for us. We are addicted and love it!

  67. Hunter Warrick on July 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

    This would help with that factory cart table, the reclaimed wood nightstands, and help finish up the platform bed I’ve been working on!

  68. WandaNTexas on July 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I love the breezy dog house idea! And the Ryobi tools would make the job so much easier. I would love to finally have my very own tools. A chicken coop and a seat around my deck would be the first things I would build!

  69. Jenna Welch on July 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I love this! I want to build this exact dog house!

  70. Justin Bamberg on July 23, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I have at least 12 projects planned ready to go and would love to use these new tools and the wonderful plans you provide on this site.

  71. Jesse on July 23, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Such a good idea! I would start by building a new table to set my indoor plants on and then I would build everything in your archives as well haha.

  72. Tiffany on July 23, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Love it! I would build everything in your archives. HA!
    I would start with a new bench and then maybe a kitchen table.

  73. Tyler Witt on July 23, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I would build end tables, bookshelves, a fireplace mantle,a dog house,a chicken coop, and a deck with these tools

  74. Ashley Witt on July 23, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Our 100+ lb fur baby would LOVE this dog house, and these tools would help my husband knock several things off his honey do list!

  75. Jenna on July 23, 2015 at 7:51 am

    We just bought a house and I’d use these for all of the DIY projects needed to make it our home.

  76. Leah on July 23, 2015 at 7:50 am

    There are so many projects on my ‘need (or want:) to build’ list! Your Factory Cart Coffee Table has been a favorite of mine since I first saw it, but I’m badly in need of some new shelves too.

  77. Veronica on July 23, 2015 at 7:39 am

    OH my! Beautiful tools! I would definitely build this dog house and a whole list of things I have to build! I need a new king bed also. Wooo what a dream to have these tools!

  78. Shannon on July 23, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I would use these to build the Restoration Hardware dining table and benches. Can’t wait for the first meal with my family around that beautiful table!

  79. Anna on July 23, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I would luv to win these tools!

  80. Marsha Milstock on July 23, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Well it is a shame we Canadians ( From Montreal Quebec ) can not enter.
    Because we have 3 dogs. Small, medium, and large.
    Our summers also can be quite hot, so a nice shady home with open sides sounds ideal.
    It is a beautiful breezy home for Alvin, just another thoughtful project for a member of you family.

  81. Brooke Mullens on July 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I would build the coffee table!

  82. Emily on July 23, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I would build a new mantle at our house. We bought a fixer upper and the fireplace is in need of some fixin’!

  83. Allyson Howard on July 23, 2015 at 6:55 am

    We’re about to buy a whole so I want to build ALL THE THINGS! I’ve had these tools pinned for months now!

  84. Karen H on July 23, 2015 at 6:52 am

    I think I would build that square coffee table one of you made (can’t remember which one… you both do such beautiful work)! I love it and have been wanting one like that! But after that, I have lots of things I want to build/do!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  85. Liz on July 23, 2015 at 6:49 am

    We need proper beds in our house. so I will build those

  86. Cassie on July 23, 2015 at 6:23 am

    I would trim out my kitchen cabinets before I paint them.

  87. Maggie Moore on July 23, 2015 at 6:18 am

    My ultimate goal is the king size bed! I want to start with the kingsington night stand. One for myself and one for my husband. I do not have many tools and would love to start my collection! The idea of making my own furniture makes me happy!!

  88. Eliza Fuhrey on July 23, 2015 at 5:59 am

    The first item I would build would be a new bed for my oldest son’s room. He has been so patient sharing a room with his younger brother that I would love for him to have a great bed in his “teen room”. A close second item would be the great desk system you built for your son. I love it!!!!

  89. TerriL787 on July 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

    The dog house is so cool and Alvin is adorable. I would build some shelves for the kitchen. Thanks!

  90. Mary Hottle on July 23, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I couldn’t get periscope to load either however I have never tried it. I know exactly what I would build though! Floating shelves and the console table. I love your work! Your style is beautiful. I moved to North Texas from Hawaii so I like to add my own island flavor when I mimic one of your designs. Thank you between you and Ana White I am completely inspired and full of confidence I can build anything. Oh my poor husband! Thank you again!

  91. Vick on July 23, 2015 at 5:47 am

    So many things to build. I would start with a linen cabinet for our master bedroom.

  92. monee2000 on July 23, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Oh fun! If use these tools to build a farmhouse table!

  93. rosemary palmer on July 23, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Couldn’t get Periscope to load from here but do follow both.

  94. rosemary palmer on July 23, 2015 at 5:31 am

    I want to build a ladder type book shelf for my dining room. So cute esp with the little B/W Shih-Tzu. Looks so much like my Derby.

  95. Lisa on July 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

    My gosh! What would I build? Well, I’m a single mom and I just bought a house. I already built my farmhouse table, but had to borrow all the power tools from a friend. Trying to furnish my home as inexpensive as possible. So I also plan to build the platform bed for my son, cart for he kitchen, closet organizer, mud room organizer, media center for bedroom and living room, barn door for the bathroom. That’s just what I need right now, sure there will be more. I love your site! I recommend your site all the time. It’s definitely my go to for ideas when I need something!

  96. Jamie K on July 23, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I would love this soo much…I want to build a kitchen island!

  97. Taylor on July 23, 2015 at 4:41 am

    I would love to win this. I would use it to build a dining table and coffee table for our new house.

  98. Brenda Hayes on July 23, 2015 at 4:27 am

    I would love to win this. I would build slide out drawers for my pantry, a new end table to go beside our recliner, a new corner entertainment stand and a pull down garbage can with magazine storage for our bathroom. Thanks for this opportunity. Love your blogs. Keep up the good work.

  99. Patti Welch McGarry on July 23, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I would like to design and build a sewing table for my craft room that suits ME!

  100. Samantha Mangia Scimeca on July 22, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I would build the sofa/console table!!!

  101. coolmom01 on July 22, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I would love to make this. But first I have to figure out how to upsize it since my dog weighs 90 pounds. I think he would love it, though.

  102. April R @ Uncookie Cutter on July 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wow!! Awesome! Great house and I’m sure your little pup is happy :). Thanks for hosting the great giveaway!

  103. Liz Ross on July 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    OH MY! What wouldn’t I build?!?! I have already built your farmhouse table and have the lumber to make your floating shelves. I’d love to make this doggy-house and your outdoor dinning table!

  104. Shauna Ramos on July 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Super cute dog house! We have 2 Dachshunds that just might need one of these! Next week we are starting to build my son and daughter twin size loft bed for their rooms! Then we are going to attempt the farmhouse bed that Ana White designed!

  105. Haili Hansen on July 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Soo many things on my build list!! top 3- Farmhouse table, laundry room cabinets, closet organizer. And now I guess I need to add an outdoor hangout spot for our puppy named cozy.

  106. Vanessa D on July 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    A sliding miter saw would be wonderful to have. As a lefty I’ve never been fully comfortable with a circular-saw, but there are always projects around the house that need to be done – like the screen I’ve been putting off building to go around my A/C to keep poplar fuzz and other debris out of the unit.

  107. Katina J Wier on July 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Closet makeover

  108. Natasha W. on July 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Our next project is a king sized bed frame with two side tables. The sliding miter saw would come in really handy! Thank you for all the great projects!

  109. Rebecca on July 22, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I would love to build my son his own bed!

  110. Zoe on July 22, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I would build the big king size bed!

  111. Mary McBrayer on July 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Definitely build this house for my little guy. He loves to be outside with us! Would also build a new dining table, console table, cabinets for our laundry room and new closet systems. Just bought a house that needs a lot of updates!

  112. Ivonne Lavin on July 22, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I would def build this house, perhaps build two one for the pets and one for my daughter because who said its only for the pooches

  113. Bekah on July 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I would build a built in bench for our bay window.

  114. Yesenia on July 22, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I would built a doggie house for my dog sonic, built a book case and a picnic table for my back year!!

  115. Brittany Mullins on July 22, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I would build a farmhouse dining table for sure!

  116. Matthew Peck on July 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Love it! Need to make this for my Sadie!

  117. Joy Donehue Brecheisen on July 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Love this! I would love those tools to do this and other projects!

  118. corgihart on July 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Super cute dog hut! Oh I could use these Ryobi tools. I have a whole list of Shanty projects. I started off small making the address post and garden hose holder. I’m ready to tackle the bigger projects πŸ™‚

  119. Stephanie Klemm on July 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    First thing would either be a bench for under our big window or dog crate for our pups.

  120. Jen H on July 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I would use the tools to finish making my chicken coop and new office furniture. I also might try making this adorable dog house as well. Thanks!

  121. Heidi Smith on July 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I have a long list of things to build with these tools!! πŸ™‚ Probably my first project would be an entryway storage bench.

  122. Steph Ralph on July 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I would use these tools for quite a few things, fixing the old house that I just bought, making furniture for it, and making that fun dog house that my pup Mac would absolutely love!!

  123. Noelle on July 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Wow, this is so cute! I just wish I had the space. I really would like to make a good standing desk (but no tools) I work from home and boy do I get tired of sitting down all the time.

  124. Barbara Pierce on July 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I would love to build a deck for my back yard.

  125. Shannon on July 22, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    We just got married and are moving into a new home. I have been wanting to build your farmhouse table for awhile. Now I want this dog house and everything else!

  126. Robert on July 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Awesome dog bed! Would love to build a deck and outdoor seating and table with those awesome RYOBI tools.

  127. Gabby Gann on July 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I would build this dog house or the plank wall! Love them both!!

  128. JennW on July 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I would love to build a new bed frame!

  129. Beth Dover on July 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    So far on my list of things to build are a desk, media center, and now this adorable dog house! I’ve got friends with 2 little pups, and I’d adjust the sizing for my 50lb pup who could use a comfy covered spot outside πŸ™‚ Thanks for the plans!!

  130. Susan DuBois on July 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Love the dog house! My three dogs would be fighting for it! I just discovered Ryobi tools at Haven this past weekend. I’m sold! I would love to install hardwood floors in my closet using Ryobi tools.

  131. Kayleigh Larkins on July 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    My husband would build us a kitchen table!

  132. Jennifer Bennett on July 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    OMG I have a zillion projects in mind, and I can only complete them with THESE TOOLS!! I want to build window casings for the windows on the first floor in my home. I have plans for a new coffee table in the living room, a headboard in my teenage daughter’s dorm room, a sofa table, cornice boards for my dining room windows, a desk for the master bedroom, and flower boxes for my backyard fence!

  133. Sara Tolen on July 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    So adorable! I need a new bed frame so that is what I would build with these tools!! πŸ™‚

  134. Sawdust Sisters on July 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Such a stinkin’ cute dog house! I would love to build a picnic table with those tools! ~janice

  135. Elizabeth on July 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I would LOVE to have these tools so that I can build a bedroom set for my parents πŸ™‚

  136. Jennifer Collins on July 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I have been so inspired by this blog!!! I have a list of things I want to build from your blog, but first things first…..the rolling wood organizer!!

  137. Stephanie Lozano on July 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I would love to use these tools to build a desk at my first home, first build ever! :)))

  138. Justin Larkins on July 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I am already stocking tools to build the 4×4 truss table for our dining room but I would love to build this house too!

  139. Susan Grens Hubbard on July 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I am planning on making built in bedside cabinet and shelves…would LOVE to use new tools πŸ™‚

  140. aj gaither on July 22, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Love your DIYs! Girls rock!!!

  141. Ashlee Burrage Discher on July 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Will look great in our new backyard 😊😊

  142. Michael Gariepy on July 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    My wife and I are expecting a son in September. I’d love to build a bed and some shelving for the little guy!

  143. Krystle Montano on July 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I think my mini Aussie would love this bed πŸ™‚ I would definitely make this to put in our new backyard!

  144. Nicole Beutler on July 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I am starting the platform bed for our guest room! First big project I have ever tackled, nervous as all heck starting a big project! Would love some new tools to calm my anxieties!

  145. Raelee on July 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    My pup would love this!!! I’m currently building your workbench on casters!!! Love it!!

  146. Lindsey Drennan on July 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I don’t think my dog would fit on this bed!

  147. Kim on July 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I plan on building a outside table and bench for our new patio!

  148. Ka Lee on July 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Definitely building the Factory Cart Coffee Table!!

  149. Kathy G on July 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    So cute! If I won, I’d make the outdoor table and benches. Love all your projects! Thanks πŸ™‚

  150. Shari on July 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I would love to build a dining room table and a new bed for my master bedroom!!

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