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This dog bed is a relatively easy project, but it will reward your pet with a really fine dog bed.

The bulk of the bed is made from an old vintage chair.  I first disassembled the chair, removing the back and front.  Next I sawed the back legs off.  The front legs were left attached to the original cross piece.  The sides of the seat were discarded.

Next I built a box using 1x4 lumber, and to this box I attached the chair's back and the chair's front legs, which I inverted.  The size of the box should be dictated by the size of the dog!

Inside the box I fastened some 1x2 rails (see the 2nd photo) which are used to support the mattress portion of the bed.  I cut a piece of plywood to fit the box, added some foam rubber, and upholstered it.  The mattress simply sets inside the box -- I didn't fasten it in place so it can be easily removed later to clean the upholstery.

The last thing I did was paint everything, and add some old brass doorknobs as decorations.

This is a relatively easy project and requires an old vintage chair, a few screws, some scrap lumber, foam rubber, upholstery, paint, and a couple of old doorknobs. 
Excellent! I will be following you.
This is great! Much nicer than an ugly cushion on the floor! A smaller version placed against a window sill will L brackets would be nice for the feline persuasion!
This is a fantastic idea! I wish it had more views. :)
Thanks for the nice comment. As for its few views, some instructables get a lot of views, some don't. Who knows why..... Thanks again.
This is genius! So simple, so obvious, yet it wouldn't occur to mere mortals. Well done!
Thank you for the kind words!

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