Introduction: Cheap Dog Bed DIY, Baby Mattress Upcycle

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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

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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

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Attach the 1x4x6 to the front board (one of the 2x4x52").

Step 5: Attach Side and Back Panels

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Attach 1x4x12 to side and back of the 2x4's.

Step 6: Attach Trim Pieces

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Attach Trim Pieces (1-1x2x54" and 1-1x2x52") to the front and back panels.

Step 7: Attach More Trim Pieces

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Attach side railing trim pieces (1x2x32") to the top of the side panels.

Step 8: Attach Front and Back Bottom Trim Pieces.

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Attach the front and back bottom trim pieces (2-1x2x54") to panels.

Step 9: Attach Final Trim Pieces

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Attach the bottom trim pieces (1x2x36") to the side panels.

Step 10: Modifications

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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

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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

Comments

seamster (author)2016-06-06

Looks like a great little dog bed! Nicely done :)

TevanB (author)seamster2016-06-06

Thanks, my dog loves it

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