I turned an old baby bed mattress until doggy haven for my Presa Canario(100+LBs).
Step 1: Material
- 5 - 1x4x96" - $1.85 each = $9.25
- 2 - 2x4x96" - $2.53 each = $5.06
- 4 - 1x2x96" -$0.97 each = $3.88
- 1 - Baby Mattress - Free (from aunt)
- Wood Screws - Free (for old project)
-Total (approximately) : $18.19
Step 2: Cut List
- 13 - 1x4x6"
- 29 - 1x4x12"
- 2 - 2x4x28"
- 2 - 2x4x52"
- 3 - 1x2x54"
- 2 - 1x2x36"
- 2 - 1x2x32"
- 1- 1x2x52"
Step 3: Assemble Base
Use the 2x4x52 and 2x4x26 to assemble the base.
Make the front and back a 2x4x52 and the sides the 2x4x26.
Step 4: Attach Front Panels
Attach the 1x4x6 to the front board (one of the 2x4x52").
Step 5: Attach Side and Back Panels
Attach 1x4x12 to side and back of the 2x4's.
Step 6: Attach Trim Pieces
Attach Trim Pieces (1-1x2x54" and 1-1x2x52") to the front and back panels.
Step 7: Attach More Trim Pieces
Attach side railing trim pieces (1x2x32") to the top of the side panels.
Step 8: Attach Front and Back Bottom Trim Pieces.
Attach the front and back bottom trim pieces (2-1x2x54") to panels.
Step 9: Attach Final Trim Pieces
Attach the bottom trim pieces (1x2x36") to the side panels.
Step 10: Modifications
Made Slight modifications because the wood I bought wasn't the correct length but it still worked out and looked good.
Step 11: Paint Wood or Stain It If You Would Like
Sand and Paint or Stain the wood. Make sure you clear coat it and allow it to dry for 3 days before allowing your dog to lay on it