Update- Its been several days since I completely finished this project and am happy to say that Elwood loves his new bed. He loves having his very own piece of furniture to lay on.
My younger sister has an energetic pitbull Elwood, not a mean bone in his body, that tends to get into trouble if he's left free while she is gone. She has a kennel for him that is huge and unsightly, but necessary. I thought it would be nice for the both of them if they had a kennel that could be hidden when not in use, and blend in with the rest of the furniture. Then i thought why not have its bed and cage seperately accessable. I thought of Murphy's Beds and how they fold up, and decided to make one for Elwood with an integrated cage. I don't have a shop or a large bank account, but i think it came out quite nicely. This is my creation and i would like to tell you how it's made, I think many people and thier dogs would appreciate having one in the house. It cost about $65 total, much cheaper than a store bought kennel of the same size.