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.
Step 1: Materials Needed
Different materials used:
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
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.