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Dog bed (to match prior Murphy bed)

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Project by BB1 posted 11-18-2018 03:03 AM 601 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finishing the Murphy bed and cabinets my husband said the pups really needed something to hold their baby mattresses. I had left over plywood, so came up with this plan. I did need to buy a bit more oak for the front. The bed is two sections and I made a little “connecter” that my husband did some wood burning for the paw print. Used some brackets to ensure the back would be sturdy if the pups lean on it. Ended up doing the stain and finish in my front living room as was too cold in the shop.
Prior to that other assembly and glue up took up all the work surface in the shop (my older pup helped supervise that work)

This pic shows the match with the Murphy bed





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 11-18-2018 12:57 PM

nice job. Bet the dogs love their new beds

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-18-2018 12:58 PM

Nice work , Barbara!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-18-2018 03:06 PM

looks comfy!

I hate to see the turmoil when someones chewy gets stuck between the mattresses 8^)

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BB1

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#4 posted 11-18-2018 04:52 PM

Haha…actually I don’t like that gap and plan to add a pillow or other “filler” and then extend the fleece blanket so it will be continuous in the middle. That’s more for cleaning hair as these two really get along well (one is 2 yr old and the other almost 12!).


looks comfy!

I hate to see the turmoil when someones chewy gets stuck between the mattresses 8^)

- splintergroup


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BB1

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#5 posted 11-18-2018 04:56 PM

Thanks for taking a look. I think they like the bed. We have had the mattresses for a while – cheaper originally (had to be a large size!) and more durable and easy to clean than typical dog beds.


Nice work , Barbara!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


nice job. Bet the dogs love their new beds

- michelletwo


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swirt

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#6 posted 11-19-2018 02:46 AM

Great looking beds. Nice looking dogs too.

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BB1

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#7 posted 11-19-2018 01:15 PM

Thanks…they are pretty spoiled, but I’m ok with that as they are both great pups. :)


Great looking beds. Nice looking dogs too.

- swirt


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#8 posted 11-19-2018 03:11 PM

Nice bed for your Wolves.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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BB1

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#9 posted 11-20-2018 11:48 AM

Thanks. Lots of wolf-like hair for my dear German Shepherds! :)


Nice bed for your Wolves.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye


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