Dog Ramp

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Project by toxicoval56 posted 12-06-2008 01:35 AM 23610 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for a friend whose dog had really bad hips. He wanted the dog to be able to get on the bed (a high bed) and not have to jump. There is also storage under the ramp for whatever. It was a little large but it was what they wanted and it was useful. It is made from red oak and oak plywood.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#1 posted 12-06-2008 01:40 AM

What a lucky dog!

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#2 posted 12-06-2008 01:53 AM

My dog would of loved that – she also had hip problems. That is one cool ramp

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#3 posted 12-06-2008 03:36 AM

that’s a great ramp!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 12-06-2008 05:30 AM

Nice Ramp the dog will Love It

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-06-2008 09:08 AM

Nice gesture and well done. How high is the bed? The ramp looks to be about 3 feet high – wouldn’t want to roll out of bed.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 12-07-2008 04:38 AM

That guy must be tall to have a bed that high. Cool ramp, looks good.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 12-07-2008 05:16 AM

Nice ramp! I’m also really curious ‘bout the oval window VW in the background, a ‘58 or 9 perhaps?

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#8 posted 12-07-2008 05:23 AM

ah come on?! You didn’t make all the spindles plum by drilling holes at an angle? Don’t worry I wouldn’t have either. Nice job. We tried to make a ladder for our golden retriever to get back into our ski boat after going for a swim. I small minor detail I didn’t take into consideration. Wood floats! Go figure. Now we have a dock, so she just jumps off of that and climbs up on the rocks at the shore. Hope the pup enjoys. Again Great Job

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#9 posted 12-07-2008 05:35 AM

If you tilt the picture slightly the spindles are plum. I actually thought about doing that but in the end went with the quicker way.

The oval in the background is a 56. It is one of my other hobbies. I am piling up things to do for when my kids are grown. That must be it because I do not have time for all of them right now.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#10 posted 03-03-2011 08:26 AM

The ramp looks great, and that Vintage Beetle is Awesome!

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#11 posted 06-13-2014 08:36 PM

How can I buy one of these? I have two mini dachshunds and this would be perfect!!

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#12 posted 06-17-2014 04:16 PM

If anyone knows of anyone in the Massachusetts area who can build this dog ramp, please email me at:

Thank you!!!!

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#13 posted 01-15-2015 07:39 PM

This is so kewl, i love the railing, did doggie OSHA require that so neat

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#14 posted 07-25-2015 01:31 AM

Any chance you’d share your building plans? My little doxie has a bad back and keeps jumping off the couch. I need to build a smaller version of this.

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#15 posted 07-27-2015 12:04 PM

Unfortunately hippymom83 I do not have any plans. The ramp was made based on the height of the bed. I can tell you that I used oak plywood, oak dowels, and scrap oak that I had laying around my shop. It was made based on the description that my friend gave me. I just kind of drew it up on a piece of paper and went from there.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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