FOR THIS DOG HOUSE
Double notch: A notch is cut one-fourth the way through
each log, both on top and bottom. This is one of the strongest
notches, takes more fitting time. It doesn't need to be spiked.)
house is built using the Double notch construction method
of log building. White cedar logs used on this dog house (log
diameter will vary,depending on the size of the dog house)
are between 2.5 to 3.5 inches in diameter are all air-dried
so there is no shrinkage. Each log has a Double notch on the
top and bottom this ensures a solid and tight fit. The logs
are then spiked in place.
The gaps between the log are chinked (filled in) using wood
shavings and construction adhesive, solidifying the dog house
structure even further, making it air and water tight while
retaining its insulation value.
has cedar shingles,and is insulated with roofing felt and
1" Styrofoam insulation.Quater-inch sawed and planed
Cedar slats finish the inside of the roof nicely.
on the floor of this dog house are sawed and planed half-inch
slats.Three 5" logs are used as the base for this dog
house.It comes with a nice little deck.
natural oil that makes it impervious to rot or decay. White
cedar grows in a swamp environment, making it very rot resistant
when in contact with water.This dog house has been preserved
with Thompson® water seal.