Dog Loft Bed

Introduction: Dog Loft Bed

Dog bed loft to go over a dogs kennel. This was made for a smaller dog but can be changed for any size.

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Step 1: Materials Needed

Different materials used:

2 1x8x8

1 1x4x8

Sheet of ply wood 31x21

6 2x4x24 inches

1 1/2 inch wood screws

3 inch screws

Corner brackets (1 inch)

Hinges 1 1/2 inch

Wood Stain

Paint Brush

Dog bed/mat

Power Saw

Power Screwdriver

Tape Measure

Drafting Square

Electric Sander

Step 2: Create 2 L Shaped Leg, and Screw to Ply Wood.

Screw 4 screws onto the ply wood and screw two together.

Step 3: Add on Two Front Legs and Screw to Base.

Screw onto the top of the base with two screws for each leg.

Step 4: Cut Back Board and Screw to Base.

Cut back board 31 inches (from 1x8) and attach with two screws on each side.

Step 5: Cut Two Sides and Screw to Base.

Cut 2 side boards 23 inches (from 1x8) and attach with two screws on each side.

Step 6: Cut and Attach Front and Bottom Boards.

Cut front board 31 inches (from 1x4) and bottom board 31 inches (1x4). Screw front board with 1 screw on each side. Screw bottom board on with two screws on each side.

Step 7: Reinforce Sides With Hinge Brackets and Add Corner L Brackets.

Add hinges to sides (from middle of boards)and base to help reinforce.

I needed to add another little board on to make it a little bigger for my dog. But the size of the ply wood will still depend on how big your dog is.

Add 4 corner L brackets. One in each corner.

Step 8: Sand and Stain Wood.

Sand wood by hand or electric sander is easier. Coat wood with wood stain..

Step 9: Add on Dog Bed.

Finally add a dog bed onto the top of the base and you are finished.

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    Nice setup. And in the winter, it is probably a lot warmer raised up off the cold floor.