My fiance's dog is 11 years old now and he was starting to have a hard time jumping onto and off of the couch. So I decided that before something bad happened (he could seriously injure his back jumping off the couch), I would build him a ramp. He actually learned how to use it within the first week. We just say "Newman, use your ramp"
I had the wood, carpet, and supplies laying around the house so it didn't cost me anything to build, but if I were to guess, I would say around $25.
Step 1: Gather Tools and Materials
(Please see pictures for drawings of wood lengths)
- Approximately 15 feet of 1/2 plywood at 2 inch width
- One 5 inch section of 2x4 or scrap wood
- 32 inch by 10 inch piece of 1/4 inch plywood
-Any thick carpet (the shaggier the better for grip) approximate length at 50 inches and width of 10 inches
- Table Saw (for 2 inch width pieces)
- Circular Saw
- Wood glue