A few boards and a weekend in the shop are all you need to create a cozy, comfortable bed for your favorite pet.
Many dog owners today lavish as much attention on their pets as they do on their partners or their children. Whoever coined the phrase, “It’s a dog’s life,” obviously never envisioned a pet bed like this one. Made out of solid hardwood with dovetailed construction, it’s a bed that’s fit for a King — or a Fido. (I’ll spare you any more canine-related puns and references.) This pet bed is constructed very similar to a bed for humans. It consists of a four-sided frame with slats to support a cushion. The slats are dovetailed into rails on the sides of the frame. Shallow cutouts at the front and back of the frame make it easier for the dog to climb in and out of bed. And the entire frame is supported at each corner by a turned foot. While the joinery on this project is stout enough to accommodate just about any size of dog, we’ve designed the bed for a small to medium animal. But it’s a simple matter to scale it up or down to suit your pet. If you do plan on making it a different size, however, it’s a good idea to purchase the mattress first, and then size the frame to fit.
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- 7 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 28 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
- Materials List & Project Supplies Sources
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.