|Project by mstenner||posted 05-26-2010 08:25 PM||1592 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this bed for the dogs a couple of years ago to keep them off the human couch. It’s at window height, so they actually prefer to lay there. The accompanying stool (step) didn’t work out because dogs don’t understand how to use tippy steps. It makes a nice low bench to use for putting on shoes. They have a flat-topped chest now (not shown).
The wood is recycled pine and fir. There’s actually a 2×4 and OSB frame/platform on the inside. The side-panels and legs are carriage-bolted to the frame. The corner brackets are cut and bent from aluminum sheet (it’s what I had handy). If I were to do it again, I’d probably make the legs a bit thicker; they’re structurally fine, but look a bit spindly.
After two years, it has held up well, and the dogs still like it. The top edges get pretty worn from excited dogs, but that damage is the kind of thing you touch fondly many years later.