|Project by rainman||posted 02-11-2011 08:36 PM||6739 views||18 times favorited||12 comments|
My daughter and son-in-law are expecting thier first child this summer and space on the family bed will be at a premium. Olive, the beloved family pet, was so used to sleeping in comfort with mom and dad that I thought she should have her own bed that was almost as comfortable! After some research I found out dog beds are expensive (2to3 hundred dollars),and have no suspension. So I came up with this simple solution. Its a throwback to my free spirited days of the early 70’s when I built a rope bed for our old 67 VW micro bus! Its made from an 8ft 4×4, a 14ft 2×6 ,a 4ft leftover piece of 2×12 and a 10 dollar lenght of rope. So for about 40 bucks and a lot of fun for me , sweet Olive has her own bed. They tell me she really likes it. It’s up off the floor and has a little spring in it, just like she’s used to! Sleep tight Olive! I should add that I put a heavy carpet remnant on the rope and then placed her stuffed bed within the 2×6 frame.
-- So much wood, So little time