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Final Framing Details | The Dog House | 24' x 48' Storage Build | Ep 9

In the whirlwind of daily life, finding moments to pursue personal projects can feel like a luxury. Yet, amidst the chaos, I've dedicated precious time to a passion project close to my heart: building my very own storage space. In this comprehensive progress update, I'll take you on a journey through the latest developments as I meticulously tackle various tasks, from laying the foundation to framing windows and doors.

Post + Bracket Connection:

Post + Bracket Connection

The journey begins with laying the groundwork—the posts and brackets. Working with reclaimed timbers brought both nostalgia and challenges. I found myself encountering stubborn old nails and contending with the unpredictable nature of weathered wood. Nevertheless, with perseverance and ingenuity, I ensured each bracket securely fastened, laying the foundation for a sturdy structure that would stand the test of time.


Installing brackets

Installing brackets proved to be a meticulous process, demanding attention to detail and precision. Despite encountering a few setbacks—such as hitting unexpected nails and navigating the nuances of uneven posts—I remained undeterred. Every twist of the wrench and adjustment made was a step closer to reinforcing the dog house's structural integrity. It's moments like these that remind me of the importance of adaptability and problem-solving in the face of challenges.

Grade Board and Girts:

Grade Boards and Girts

Transitioning to the grade board and girts marked a pivotal phase in the construction process. These components serve as the backbone of the dog house's walls, providing essential support and stability. With careful measurement and deliberate placement, I ensured each piece aligned seamlessly, laying the groundwork for the next stages of construction with unwavering attention to detail.

Window Boxes:

Window Box Framing

Incorporating windows into the design not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also invites natural light and airflow into the space. Crafting window boxes with a subtle slant to facilitate water runoff was a thoughtful touch, underscoring my commitment to both form and function. As daylight waned, I pressed on, driven by the desire to complete this task before nightfall, knowing that each detail contributes to the overall quality and longevity of the structure.

Door Framing:

Framing the door presented its own unique set of challenges, particularly when faced with posts that deviated from perfect alignment. Yet, through strategic shimming and meticulous adjustments, I achieved a snug and square fit, ensuring the door's functionality and stability. It's moments like these that underscore the importance of patience and precision in craftsmanship.

Closing Thoughts:

DIY door framing

As the sun sets on another day of progress, I find myself reflecting on the journey thus far. Despite the demands of juggling this project alongside other responsibilities, I take pride in the strides made. Each step forward brings me closer to realizing my vision for the dog house—a sanctuary where man's best friend can find comfort and shelter. With the foundation laid and essential components in place, I eagerly anticipate the next phases of construction, from installing windows and doors to wrapping the structure in protective house wrap.


Building a dog house transcends mere construction—it's an expression of creativity, dedication, and love. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share this journey with you, and I hope it serves as inspiration for your own creative endeavors. Stay tuned for future updates as I continue to document the evolution of this canine retreat. Remember to subscribe for more insights and updates, and until next time, happy crafting!

Thank you,

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