The process of building a dog house can be made a lot easier by finding yourself a good set of dog house plans. This will go a long way to showing you exactly what you need to get your dog house up and running.
You will learn exactly what materials you are going to need for your project, and also what tools you will need to complete it.
This is one of the most important things you can do with any woodwork project. Where most guys go wrong is that they kick off their project without knowing exactly what they need to complete it. This sounds really simple, but you would be amazed how many guys make this mistake.
If you are thinking about building your own dog house, or embarking on any woodwork project for that matter, do yourself a favor and invest in a decent set of plans to help you out.