Make a budget dog bed

The Home Handyman|May/June 2020

Make a budget dog bed
In the last issue we detailed how we ‘boarded’ up a metal gate using plywood, so when we were having the plywood board cut at the hardware store, we knew that there would be offcuts, and had an idea to use them to create a dog bed.

We asked the hardware store to cut as many 100mm x 700mm pieces as possible from the unused wood and ended up with a total of 13 of them. The particular size was chosen to a) be able to create a bed big enough for the dog in question, and b) be the correct size to fit in a continental cushion as the bed.

First things first, we played around with the pieces of wood available to ‘dry fit’ the fit. Once we had the design, we sanded down all the wood. If you are going to finish the bed, now would be a good time to do that (we didn’t think we were going to until everything was put together, which wasn’t ideal).

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