Sage turns 11 this year and is getting to old for the leap onto the bed. She needed stairs and I had scrap wood...

I am not a professional carpenter and I do not take any responsibility for anything bad happening as a result of you building this.

Step 1: Supplies

I had 2 - 2x6x8 boards and some scrap/ broken pallet. I found some finish nails and some drywall screws.

Step 2: 2x6s

My bed is 2ft high. So the first length to cut is 24", then 18", then 12" & finally 6".

Step 3: Again

Cut the second 2 x 6

Step 4: Width

Depends on the dog. Sages legs span 10" so I made mine 14" wide. Use some scrap to see what looks good for you.

Step 5: Side Braces

Flush with base of each step. Holds base boards together and makes steps stronger.

Step 6: Steps

Steps are 1 x 6 x 14. Step- faces are 1 x 6 x 14 also; except for the top where the step face is 6.75"

Step 7: Put It Together

Attach steps and step faces to base with finish nails.

Step 8: Sand

Sanding scrap wood is magical!

Step 9: Conclusion

You will still need to sand and trim and then finish. Cool note: the stairs are reversible; one way they are a little longer if your dog needs more help and the other way the side braces can hold up shelves inside the stairs creating a storage solution as well! Thanks for checking it out:)
My dachshund just turned 10 and he's been starting to have trouble jumping onto my bed. I've been looking for a simple design that I could use all my scrap wood for and this was great! I didn't follow instructions completely, as you can see I only did three steps since my bed is not quite 2ft and I used a kregg tool to fasten the side boards together. Great design to follow though! :)
<p><strong>WOW!</strong><br>Pretty much impressive techniques that you have mention and cheap also. I desperately need of such kind of easy way and i am happy that you have detailed it. Somehow a few confusion are still in my mind but you have tell clear enough to work on it. I will wait for your next article.<br>Thank you!<br><a href="https://www.easyanimal.co.uk/dogs/dog-ramps/" rel="nofollow">https://www.easyanimal.co.uk/dogs/dog-ramps/</a></p>
<p>You won't believe but today i had order a stair but now i am going o cancel it.<br>Thanks guys!</p>
<p>Awesome!!! I have been looking for a plan for a while now! </p><p>Thank You</p>
Ok Been looking to buy stairs for mY my Bed as i hav&eacute; On&eacute; Old Dog And On&eacute; small One. No luck here in Switzerland so happy to find you.. I will try my very best at making my own and let you know how I go.. Wish me luck.. If it goes well gonna make one for my balcony so my dog can use the garden.. thanks for sharing <br>
I used your design for steps into my attic. Much easier than stringers.
Thanks! Glad you liked it...
<p>these steps are fab...well done, I love them for my doggy</p>
Luk, my bed is 2 ft high and sage only stands about 10 in of the ground... She can make the jump it's just not good for her...
You're welcome jurnee...
<p>wow, I feel so stupid, I have be trying to figure out how to build dog steps without a stringer for a couple of weeks. I really like these and I will get to building them very very soon. thank you</p>
To leap into bed?! How high is your bed! Lol

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