Building a Dog House is a Snap Thanks to Magnetized Bad Marlon’s Sty
I’ll admit it – I’m not the best person when it comes to building things. I’ve didn’t build a bird house in high school woodworking class (I was a disappointment to my shop teacher, Mr. No Thumbs), and the thought of building Ikea furniture is enough to raise my blood pressure. In my ideal world, everything should come together with glue, Velcro or would simply have no assembly required. I’ve brought much shame to my master carpenter father (as well as many laughs at my uncrafty incompetence).
Fortunately, for those of you who are equally as building inept as I am, there is a solution for some of your woes. While we’ll probably never have a no-assembly required bookcase or shoe shelf, there is a super-quick building solution for your dog’s outdoor home.
Introducing Bad Marlon – a Korean company that specializes in making luxe, chic doggy homes and beds for the sophisticated hound and the DIY impaired. Two of their doggy home models, dubbed Larvik and Deauville, are put together without the use of a single screw.
Powerful magnets are used on every piece of these homes and all you have to do is put them in the right place. Voila – an instant, posh home for your lovable pooch. If you don’t believe me, look at the assembly video for the Deauville doggy home where the assembly literally took all of one minute:
Both the Larvik and the Deauville come disassembled with seven pieces (including the soft polyester cushion). The homes are made with plywood and eco-board, which is a greener solution to wood products because they are made with natural fibers.
As you can see, there are plenty of magnets lining the edges that snap together, but will also quickly pull apart and disassemble should you need to transport the house to another location. This makes the Deauville or Larik home ideal for those who travel often and like to bring their furry children along for the ride.
The Larvik model has one side window while the Deauville, because it’s wider, has two windows (one at the top and side), and both have several slits at the top for plenty of ventilation. Because of the slits, this dog home is not ideal for pets who live in cold or usually rainy climates.
The Deauville home is available for approximately $370 while the Larik is about $345. Both are available at Bad Marlon’s website.
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