25 Feb. 1981|
Build raised dog bed,headboards diy for king size beds,wood bedroom furniture calgary - For Begninners
Tammy had been wanting to build a special bed for her rescued pooch Tucker, so this was just the jumpstart she needed to get the project rolling. I’m starting the event with this modern pet bed we built for our good friends, they have the cutest pair of dachshunds so we built a bed for them to lounge outdoors during the day, but the bed can also be used indoors too. The bed is elevated with tapered metal legs for easy cleaning underneath and the bright color is so fun for summer! This elevated pet bed is project you can build in an afternoon, it took us 2 hours from start to finish not including the painting process. We attached the sides to the plywood base with a brad nailer to hold them in place then secured them with wood screws to make the bed solid. I found these metal tapered furniture feet on eBay for $2 each, they were the perfect modern touch to this elevated bed, and a great price too!
Tammy pieced together the bottom halves of the headboard and footboard with some other wood to create this cozy, raised bed.
Cardboard is a non-typical material for a pet bed or house but it’s ideal for a nest and you cat will feel safe enough inside.
I painted the interior of the bed bright orange for contrast, “Skyrocket Red” by Glidden in the exterior formula. I wish my dog would use one, but he’s a weirdo and lays right beside his dog beds on the cold hard floor. A cat or a dog bed is very easy to make of an old suitcase – all you need to do is take just one half of it and put something soft into the case. The dimensions I worked with were 28” x 38” based on the pet bed cushion I picked up at Petco, here’s the basic box we built.
My cat bed project is for interior use but I was so excited by a $2 price tag on one of those returned quarts of paint, that I failed to notice that it is exterior paint- same brand that you used here. A pallet can be easily turned into a dog bed and if you attach wheels, it would be easy to move.
Another idea of a pet bed is a soft pillow that you can make yourself taking just some fabric and stuffing.