Most of the pet beds that you are able to find in the pet stores and other general or furniture stores are usually made out of plastic and have a very common design that not only won’t fit with the style of the interior design of your home, but it will also look unpleasant and out of context when compared to the other pieces of furniture around it.
In order to give you some kind of ideas about what all you can use in order to make a dwelling for your beloved pet, we have created this awesome collection of 25 DIY Pet Bed Ideas.
The cool thing about this collection is because all of the pet bed ideas that are featured in it, are extremely creative, yet incredibly easy to make by yourself if you only take a moment to realize how it was made. Following the ideas in this collection is also going to show you some incredible ideas to get rid of some of the “trash” that just takes up space without being used, by turning it into something both cool and useful at the same time, a pet bed.
Gather a group of used wooden shipping pallets (Image 1). Using a hammer or nail puller, remove each plank of wood from the pallet base (Image 2), then dismantle the base.
Choose Best Pieces
Lay all pieces of wood out on a flat, level surface. Based on your specific shipping pallet and the intended size of your dog bed, choose which pieces are the best fit for the two sides, the rear, the front fascia and the base. Tip: A good-sized dog bed for small and medium dogs is 12 to 16 inches, and 14 to 18 inches for larger dogs.
Measure and Cut Boards
Measure and mark side boards using measuring tape and a carpenter's pencil. Cut them to 24-inch lengths with a circular saw. Measure and mark the rear and bottom boards using measuring tape and a carpenter's pencil, and cut to a 36-inch length with a circular saw. These boards will be the rear panel and bottom planks.
Measure and Cut Structural Pieces
To create structural pieces, measure and mark 1 1/2-inch strips using measuring tape and a carpenter's pencil, and cut with a circular saw (Images 1 and 2). Next, use a circular saw to cut six pieces of wood the same length as the desired overall height.
Attach Structural Pieces
Lay out rear panel boards on a flat, level surface, and attach structural pieces on each end with finish nails or screws using a drill or hammer (Image 1). Lay out side panel boards on a flat, level surface, and attach structural pieces on each end (Image 2).
Attach Side and Rear Panels
Attach side panels to each end of the rear panels with finish nails or screws using a drill or hammer.
Cut and Attach Fascia Board
Measure and mark side boards using measuring tape and a carpenter's pencil, then cut front fascia board to length of the front edge from side to side. Install front fascia to side panels with finish nails or screws using a drill or hammer.
Install Base Planks
Attach planks to the base's underside with finish nails or screws using a drill or hammer. Tip: Make sure the planks sit flush, or the dog bed may appear crooked.
Use an orbital sander or sanding block to smooth out the rough edges of each panel (Image 1). Add cushions (Image 2).
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If you love your pet and you love your home, chances are you’ve been frustrated by the challenge of finding pet accessories that work with your decor. Luckily for us, this is nothing that a little DIY power can’t fix! It’s super easy to sew your own pet bed, which you can customize with a fabric that suits your room and a filling that your pet will love. In this post I’ll show you how to make a simple bed that you can easily sew in any size and with a trick for making sharp corners that will look totally pro. Let’s get started!