DIY Bed with Dog Bed Underneath

Introduction

DIY Bed with Dog Bed Underneath is a worthwhile endeavor!

If you’re a proud dog owner who loves to snuggle with your furry friend, you probably know the struggle of making space for them in your bed while still ensuring a good night’s sleep for yourself. Fortunately, there’s a creative solution to this problem: a DIY bed with a dog bed underneath. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to create this innovative and space-saving sleeping solution that will keep both you and your canine companion happy.

Materials Needed

Before you start your DIY project, gather the following materials:

  1. Plywood sheets
  2. Saw
  3. Screws
  4. Drill
  5. Sandpaper
  6. Paint or wood stain (optional)
  7. Mattress for your bed
  8. Foam or cushion for the dog bed
  9. Fabric for covering the dog bed
  10. Upholstery staples and staple gun

Measure and Plan

Begin by measuring the dimensions of your bed frame to determine the size of the dog bed you’ll need. Ensure that there’s enough space underneath your bed for your furry friend to comfortably lie down. Once you have the measurements, create a detailed plan for your project, including the dimensions and the design of the dog bed.

Cut the Plywood

Using a saw, cut the plywood sheets according to your measurements. You will need to create a sturdy platform for the dog bed to rest on. If you want to add a decorative touch, consider cutting the plywood into a unique shape or adding rounded corners.

Assemble the Dog Bed Platform

Using screws and a drill, assemble the plywood pieces into a rectangular or custom-shaped platform that fits snugly beneath your bed frame. Make sure the platform is secure and can support the weight of your dog. Sand the edges and surfaces to smooth out any rough spots, and then, if desired, paint or stain the platform to match your bedroom decor.

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Create the Dog Bed

Cut foam or padding to fit the dimensions of the dog bed platform, ensuring that it’s comfortable for your furry friend. Then, wrap the foam in a durable fabric, such as canvas or upholstery fabric, and secure it in place using upholstery staples and a staple gun. This will create a cushioned and comfortable dog bed.

Attach the Dog Bed to the Platform

Place the finished dog bed on top of the plywood platform you created in Step 3. Secure it in place by using screws or brackets to attach the dog bed to the platform. Make sure it’s centered and securely fastened.

Test the Fit

Before placing the entire assembly under your bed, test the fit to ensure that your dog can comfortably access the bed. If needed, make adjustments to the height or positioning of the dog bed.

Place Under Your Bed

With the dog bed securely attached to the platform, slide the entire assembly underneath your bed frame. Make sure it fits snugly and doesn’t interfere with the stability of your bed.

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Conclusion

Creating a DIY bed with a dog bed underneath is a practical and space-saving solution for dog owners who want to share their sleeping space with their pets. By following these simple steps and customizing the design to match your bedroom decor, you can provide a cozy spot for your furry friend without sacrificing your own comfort. With this innovative bed, both you and your dog can enjoy a restful night’s sleep together.

Image Credits:

  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/269410880/
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobellaphotography/8449663100/
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreboeni/36134454903/

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