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I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected

It seems we are seeing more and more people submitting DIY projects around the house lately. This man got sick of all the unused space under his stairs, so he decided to turn it into something.

He started by cutting a hole under the stairs as large as possible. He kept the hole between the studs.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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The intended occupant: his dog, Jack.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He had to make sure the door was large enough for the dog to fit through comfortably.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He used pine tongue-and-groove boards for the interior and exterior.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He used the mat (with the dog on top of the mat) as a size guideline.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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The dog stayed in the house during a lot of the project.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He used glue, nails, and screws to attach the pine exterior.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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I think he likes it so far.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He used a nail gun to attach the shingles.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He spaced them apart perfectly so they didn’t stack too weird.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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The dog just continued to watch in excitement.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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He used white trim to match all of the white trim in his house.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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The finished project. Now the bottom of his stairs are useful again.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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Here is the interior of the dog house. It was hard to get the dog out to take this picture.

I Built A Dog House Under The Stairs And It Turned Out Better Than Expected
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I have to admit, I’ve always hated that unused space under my stairs and this is a perfect project to build to get rid of that unused space.

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