I am missing three key parts. Cost & effort are not really an huge deal as I'm already heavily invested in the project.
1. A way to replicate the corrugated metal siding strip on our house (what is now painted silver on the doghouse - 7"H x 60"W). I have tried train models
(much too small, too easy to damage) and considered styrene model sheets
, which is available locally (can't really paint it to look sufficiently metal-like - or can I?). I could also try crimping my own foil, but the only sufficiently wide crimpers look much too flimsy to corrugate anything thicker than household aluminum foil, and that won't do.
2. The little porch area in front of the door. The real one is exposed aggregate, and I would love to get something that is the real thing but will also settle for rubber or other material tiles that look
like exposed aggregate. If I get an exposed-aggregate-like paver stone (where can I get one?), how can I cut it to size with, say, a circular saw? Any alternatives?
3. There is currently no roof (well, sealed, primed, enameled plywood). The roof on my house is a standing seam
panel metal roof. The ones sold in hardware stores are giant
and would not look good anyway, on what is a fairly complicated roof (scroll down album for image of three separate parts). I wouldn't be able to cut them to size anyway. What can I do here that most resembles the look and materials on my house?
Also, ideas for what to actually do with the doghouse, considering that my dog is very much an indoor dog, are welcome.