Chairs Become Dog Beds
Old House Journal|June 2020
A dog-loving couple create unique pet furniture.
Brian D. Coleman

Becky and Matt Cattani had a pet deli and boutique in Santa Cruz; when they moved to Nevada City, Calif., they opened Moon Doggies Motel [moondoggiesmotel.wordpress.com] and began making vintage-style pet beds from salvaged chairs. Buy from their stock or supply your own chair. For DIYers, the project is pretty straightforward, they say. It just requires some planning along with basic woodworking tools and a sewing machine. Start with a wooden chair, maybe one with a pressed or carved back, and certainly not a valuable antique.

The process

1. DISASSEMBLY

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