Wooden Dog Bed

Introduction: Wooden Dog Bed

Sleeping and resting are taken seriously by humans. And this should happen also for dogs. This project is a clear example of how it is possible to offer your dog a comfortable place -in an easy and suitable way for everyone.

Supplies

If you want to treat your dog with an unforgettable sleep time, here you go. Just make sure you have all of this supplies:

  • screws (I used 7mm / 0.3 inches long torx screws);
  • wood impregnanting agent (I used https://shop.granivernici.it/impregnante-all-acqu... );
  • beech wood thorns (used as a "stopper" to hide the screws in the wood);
  • beech wood panel (choose length and width you prefer, I used 2 pieces of 2x120x20 cm / 0.8x47x7.9 inches and 2 pieces of 2x66x20 cm / 0.8x26x7.9 inches);
  • poplar plywood panel (choose length and width you prefer, I used 1.5x116x66 cm / 6x45.7x26 inches);
  • 2 fir beams (4x5x100 cm / 1.6x2x39.4 inches);
  • wood glue (I used Vinavil);
  • a pillow;
  • a dog ;) .

And all of this tools:

  • pencil;
  • ruler;
  • weights (I used plants);
  • jig saw;
  • sander / sanding paper;
  • brush;
  • clamp;screwdriver;drill.

Step 1: Frame

Screw and glue together the external frame of the bed, paying attention to keep 90 degrees angles between all the pieces. I drilled a core hole of the diameter of the screw in the deepest part, to not crack the wood, and a core hole using the diameter of the screw's head to hide completely the screw under the beech wood thorns. I decided to use heavy objects to keep in position what I had glued together, despite the fact that it wasn't really necessary.

Step 2: Guideline

To make the bed more accessible, I decided to create an entrance.

A small vase and a ruler were necessary to design it. You are free to copy my creation or to personalize your own.

Step 3: Cut Off

Following the guideline I had drawn before, I cut off the wood with the jig saw. Clamping a piece of wood to keep

the two parts aligned helped me avoiding a rough and inaccurate cut.

Step 4: Main Structure

The "walls" are ready; this step involves the bottom of the bed. The panel is embedded in the frame, 3 cm from the

bottom. Under the panel the two fir beams keep it up 5 cm from the floor and the walls 2 cm from the floor.

Step 5: Sanding

Sanding is a very important step to make the structure look better and be more secure -without sharp edges.

Step 6: Finishing

Wood is subject to many external factors that can ruin its appearance, so using a wood impregnating agent

protects it and make it look better.

Step 7: Pillow

To make it more comfortable, a pillow is the best solution.

Step 8: Enjoy!

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