Walnut Doggy Bed

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Project by Jaxsun posted 03-23-2017 04:09 PM 838 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m fairly new on here and this would be my fist post, so hopefully the photos show up alright..
A girl I know wanted a special bed for her pup and asked if I’d be interested. I wasn’t really into it at first thought, but I didn’t have any projects pressing so I said I would make something for her. She said it was gonna be kept in her main living room and wanted it to match her furniture. So I went to see what she had , and it was all nice dark walnut pieces which I like a lot. And in a Victorian style. So I really couldn’t find any “pet beds” on line or anywhere to get a few ideas. But I found plenty of human beds to reference a little. I don’t have a lathe or carving tools ,so I couldn’t get a full Victorian type style…but I wanted to treat have some curves in the headboard. So I made that happen. And this was my first attempt at steam bending for the moulding on top of the headboard.. that was fun, but I ended up having to Steam bend and laminate the walnut pieces to get the thickness I wanted.. anyways it came out pretty good. She requested a big drawer in the front for supplies or whatever, so she got one..she was very happy with the results and I had a good time making it…thanks for looking at the post . I get some good info from Lumberjacks and glad to be a part of it



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#1 posted 03-23-2017 04:41 PM

Wow, I can imagine large poodle all trimmed, with a nice bow around the neck proudly laying on it with head erect. As pleased as punch as they say. Very nicely made and designed.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-23-2017 04:42 PM

very nice.

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#3 posted 03-23-2017 05:00 PM

Love the pull-out drawers, any dog owner would be proud

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#4 posted 03-23-2017 06:02 PM

what people wont do for there pets huh.looks like you made her dreams come true with this,very nice work looks beautiful.and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 03-23-2017 10:51 PM

That’s a great looking doggie bed! I’m sure the new owner(s) are thrilled with it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 03-24-2017 01:29 AM

Looks great. The drawer is a nice feature. Very nice project.

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#7 posted 03-24-2017 02:37 AM

Excellent work. My pups may need something similar. Thanks for posting!

-- Hardwoods shouldn't be so expensive. Unlike money, hardwoods literally grow on trees!!!

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#8 posted 03-24-2017 02:06 PM

This is about the nicest doggy bed that I have ever seen. You did a beautiful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 03-24-2017 03:18 PM

WOW …spoiled doggy or what ???...LMAO … mine use to sleep in MY BED ....... keep loving them ….GREAT JOB :<))


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#10 posted 03-25-2017 01:43 AM

What a great project!! Lucky dog!
I can just see that dog pulling open the drawer and putting toys away.
Nice work!!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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