Dog Bed From Free Pallet Wood

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 05-01-2012 01:24 AM 7940 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I made my bed, my dog has been going on it so he can look out the window. So I knew that I had to make a box to raise his dog bed up so he can look out the window on his own bed. He sheds a lot, so I wanted him off my bed.
I designed this bed on SketchUp and changed it a little as I made it. Here was the original design:

The only thing that I didn’t do is add the fronts of the steps.
The whole project was made with 3/4” birch plywood that I got for free from pallets at work. The only thing that I paid for were the fasteners and glue, which I already had. I also rounded everything over so there were no sharp edges. I also did not even bother applying a finish because it was just for my dog and he would of scratch it all up anyways and I wanted it to be pet safe.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 05-01-2012 02:40 AM

What a great gift for your best friend, i bet he loves it, very nice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 03:06 AM

Thanks Martin! He does love it, he slept on it all night.


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#3 posted 05-01-2012 03:07 AM

Cool, Kyle!!

Just the right height to allow the ever vigilant watch dog to scan the neighborhood!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 03:16 AM

Yes Lew, he loves to watch out the window.


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#5 posted 05-01-2012 02:25 PM

Nice job, we al love making things for our bedt frineds. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 04:25 PM

is there an end to what you cant make out of a pallet?? very nice job well done

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 12:15 PM

Awww. He’s such a good boy. Looks like he luv’s his new bed-box. Nicely done. Gr8 recycle

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 02:09 AM

Thanks guys! And no, there is never a end to what you can make from a pallet.


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#9 posted 05-09-2012 03:45 AM

Good looking pup! And spoilt rotten I bet!!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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