Dog Bed for our "Billy the Wonder Dog"

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 03-27-2011 08:11 PM 1826 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poor ol’Billy is getting on in years and having trouble getting up onto the couch (much to the wifes delight by the way). I decided to build him a “Billy Bed” for his conveyance and comfort. All the wood is reclaimed from wood/furniture that was thrown away during last years city cleanup.

I need the practice on how to use the band-saw so I added some drop sides to aid in his in/out of bed ventures. I have a new router table that I used to round over all the edges so he doesn’t get splinters or cut. The legs I turned myself on my used but new to me lathe; I tried my darn-est to make all four legs identical. lets just say I can use a little more practice, but I was close!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 11:15 PM

He looks very happy with his new bed. Good job.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 12:06 AM

“Woof woof yip grr woof… panting…. woof bark!”

The above message dictated by Roger-dog to Billy The Wonder Dog.

*I don’t speak dog so ill just have to assume that because Roger is a good dog and avid woodworker-helper-dog his message follows all the posting rules.

-- Derek

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#3 posted 03-28-2011 05:04 AM

A great solution for Billy. It sure looks like he approves.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 10:08 PM

Billy is sharing his new bed with his best friend Tiger Lilly (Peter Pan) so I guess the Billy Bed is a success story now.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 07:52 PM

Love the bed. Nice to have a lathe. My next project is to build a tredlelathe like the one Roy Underhill uses. Very cheap and seems to work well. Your feet looks good to me. I don’t think anyone will be down there with calipers :) As Charles Neil would say, “the one that comes out funny, lets just call that the back leg” :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 01:10 AM

A great looking bed for a beautiful dog (and cat)!!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#7 posted 01-17-2012 01:22 AM

Thanks all, the cats (three now) have completely taken over the bed, Billy is bummed out over this ;-D. Guess I’ll have to build a cat proof bed for poor Billy.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 04-08-2012 01:51 PM

Billy passed away the 5th of April 2012, a sad day for all of us. He was 15 yrs old and had a wonderful life and made us very happy to have him with us all those years.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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