16' Pressure treated 2"x6" board
1- 3/4" 4'x8' sheet of plywood *we chose marine grade plywood* This sheet can build 1 house or become 4 roof sections
1- 4'x8' sheet of MDO board *fiberglass sealed board*
16' 1"x1" stick
1 box 1 3/4" self tapping deck screws
1 box 1 5/8" self tapping deck screws
2' 2"x4" pressure treated wood
Take the 8' 4"x4" board and cut into 2 equal 4' sections. This will be the feet of the pallet we'll be building.
Next take the 16' of 2"x6" and cut into 2' sections. This will be the platform of the pallet.
Finally take the 16' of 1"x1" and cut into 24" sections (2 of these will need to be shortened to 21" sections). These will be what secures the walls together from the inside. Also shown here are the 2' sections of 2"x6" that will become the chin rest at the front of the house.
The 2 sides will be 3' long with the front height of 24" and the rear height of 21". This will create a gradual slope to the roof.
The roof will be a 2'x4' piece of plywood. The front will be a square 24"x24" section. The rear will be a 24"x21" section.
For best results you'll want to use a quality JIG saw. An extra set of hands is always welcome too!
We chose the MDO board for weather resistance, longevity of the material, and most importantly chew resistance!
Line up the rear of the box to the rear of the deck and then secure, we recommend using long deck screws for this step.
At this stage we like to take some outdoor spray paint and seal the exposed edges of the walls, just to prevent weather damage.
If you have any questions about the construction of these houses, please feel free to contact us! We'd be happy to help!