The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions


Council Tool

Baker Products



Author Topic: A couple of dog houses?  (Read 1421 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline edkemper

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 107
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Chiloquin, OR
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
A couple of dog houses?
« on: October 22, 2015, 05:28:10 PM »
I need to build a couple of large dog houses for my tractors (the backhoe will have the stinger outside). The sides enclosed and the ends open. Just something to keep them out of the weather. I was figuring on 4x4 posts and thinking about these to anchor them to the ground.

Constant breezes but no terrible high winds. Probably a conventional style roof topped with Galvanized panels. Open and airy but will keep the rain and snow off of them.

May do the same for a more enclosed generator house.

Yes, no, maybe?
Old Man

Offline Brucer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4172
  • Location: Rossland, BC
  • Gender: Male
  • The Kootenay Sawyer - retired (for now)
    • Share Post
Re: A couple of dog houses?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 12:00:56 AM »
My son-in-law used one of those anchors. It secures a 4x4 post that supports a solar powered fence charger (which keeps the bears out of his bee-hives, which are on my property ;D).

The wooden post is 5' tall and has less movement at the top than a post embedded in the ground. I'd be a little concerned about it's ability to resist pulling out if there were gusting winds.

I'd suggest some diagonal bracing near the top of the post. Even a gentle wind can exert a lot of force when it's pressing on the side of a building.
Bruce    LT40HDG28 bandsaw with two 6' extensions.
"Complex problems have simple, easy to understand wrong answers."

Offline sandsawmill14

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2758
  • Age: 45
  • Location: tn
  • Gender: Male
  • love my job (most days)
    • Share Post
Re: A couple of dog houses?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 06:50:35 AM »
i have never used them but i like the idea for post and fences but i dont think i would trust them to hold on a solid wall. as said even a slight breeze would put alot of pressure on a 8 - 10 ft tall wall  :)
hudson 228, lucky knuckleboom,stihl 038 064 441 magnum

Offline Don_Papenburg

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2931
  • Location: Missal ,Illinois
  • Gender: Male
  • I need money
    • Share Post
Re: A couple of dog houses?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 11:22:35 PM »
drill a post hole and fill with cement , then stick that thing in the wet concrete and adjust to the right height . 
Frick saw mill  '58   820 John Deere power. Diamond T trucks

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

a couple of houses I have designed and built.

Started by Joanie on Sawmills and Milling

25 Replies
Last post August 15, 2012, 07:25:52 AM
by WDH
Bat houses

Started by OneWithWood on The Outdoor Board

23 Replies
Last post June 29, 2012, 05:22:35 PM
by Ron Scott
Bat Houses

Started by Radar67 on The Outdoor Board

47 Replies
Last post October 22, 2007, 12:16:59 AM
by Raphael
Sears houses

Started by Ron Wenrich on General Board

15 Replies
Last post July 20, 2014, 01:40:08 PM

Powered by EzPortal