The dog days of summer are already behind us, but August 26 officially marks National (and International) Dog Day. In celebration of canine companions all over the world — from house pets to shelter animals still waiting to find homes — we’re highlighting our favorite recent do-it-yourself projects that combine our loves of Canis familiaris and modern design. Concrete Dog House Concrete. Need we say more? Architect-turned-DIY-entrepreneur Ben Uyeda put his own spin on the A-frame house with this concrete-and-wood structure made just for pets. In addition to a comprehensive how-to video (below), you can find written instructions and a list of materials and tools on his blog, HomeMade Modern. Ben Uyeda’s Concrete Dog House Modern Pet Bed International DIY tutorial website YouJustDo produces sped-up videos and written instructions for creating home décor and hobby items ranging from bird feeders and house-number plaques to quirky lamps and this modern pet bed. Best of all, the site and videos are available in English, German, French or Spanish. YouJustDo’s Modern Pet Bed Outdoor Doghouses We’re truly impressed that a full-time student such as Mike Montgomery has the time to run his own design-build blog, ...
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