Introduction: DIY Dogs Bed

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This awesome bed can be finished within two hours (including painting).

The pieces have been designed to match each other and there's no need for nails/screws, although glue is optional.

You'll need:

  • Kirkland Signature Pillow from Costco
  • Glue (optional)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Sand paper
  • Wood laser cutting service

Step 1: Cutting the Wood

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Attached you can find the Bed.cdr file, all you have to do is to contact a lesser cutting service (or use your own if you have one) to set it up on a plywood sheet. you have nothing to do although you might edit the length of the bed.

The original design is intended to be used on a 40'' x 36'' pillow, it might be edited as needed.

When ordering the cuts make sure you ask for 9mm plywood.

Step 2: Sand the Edges

Although this might be optional i highly recommend it, there might be a film of ashes on the plywood because of the laser cut, a quick use of the sandpaper is going to take all that ashes away.

Step 3: Assemble and Glue

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All the pieces have been designed to match perfectly, still, the laser cut might have +/- 0.2mm of error range, therefore, glue is recommended unless you want to unassembled the bed latter.

Step 4: Paint

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Still optional, but think about it, it's going to look awesome.

Step 5: Add the Step and Pillow

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We're pretty much done, just add the step (recommended for older dogs, the young ones prefer to jump on) and pillow.

Here's the link to the pillow if you want to get one (highly recommended):

http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature™-Pillow-T...

you're done!

Step 6: Bring the Dogs!

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It doesn't only looks amazing, it is going to give your dogs a comfy place to sleep.

Comments

jflake (author)2015-12-17

what kind of laser cutter do you have?

rg0987 (author)jflake2015-12-20

All the cuts were made with a CNC laser cutting machine, there are a few places where you can rent one of those machines. hope it helps.

MariusK6 (author)2015-12-17

Oooh, I'm so going to make this for my dog. What thickness for the plywood did you use?

rg0987 (author)MariusK62015-12-17

This was 9mm, please post a picture! :D

MariusK6 (author)rg09872015-12-17

Thanks, and will do. One more question, did you purchase the plywood or did the laser cutting shop provide it?

rg0987 (author)MariusK62015-12-18

I found a place (in mexico) that works as a printing service, you send the file and they do all the hard work, you only show up to pick up the pieces... hope you're able to find something like that on your area.

SusanH75 (author)2015-12-17

I really like this. would be great in the kitchen for our dogs

rg0987 (author)SusanH752015-12-17

Hi Susan, the pillow is the same color as my sofa, the bed looks just as an extension of the sofa, please upload a picture if you do it!

Erika021084 (author)2015-12-15

AWesomeeee!!!

rg0987 (author)Erika0210842015-12-16

Thanks Erika :) i'm glad you liked it

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-15

Great looking dog bed. You could even cut an opening in the side for storage or a dog cave.

Thanks for the comment, i was thinking about a drawer but tried to stay within a single sheet of plywood... although a dog cave is also a great idea!

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