Introduction: Dog Bed Made From Vintage Chair

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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. 


mx21 (author)2013-09-20

Excellent! I will be following you.

parisusa (author)2013-09-15

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!

TheShrubPatrol (author)2013-07-19

This is a fantastic idea! I wish it had more views. :)

knife141 (author)TheShrubPatrol2013-07-19

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.

snayl (author)2013-05-22

This is genius! So simple, so obvious, yet it wouldn't occur to mere mortals. Well done!

knife141 (author)snayl2013-05-22

Thank you for the kind words!

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Bio: I enjoy taking a pile of junk and making something unusual out of it. I like wheeled vehicles, and currently own two motorcycles, two electric ... More »
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