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Project by Juriathe posted 05-29-2012 06:50 PM 2971 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dog bed measures 30×22x12; made of reclaimed pallet wood; type unknown, stained with Minwax Golden Oak. It still needs some touch-ups and a clearcoat before I’ll consider it finished. The bottom is plain 1/2 plywood that was left loose so it can be lifted out to make cleaning easy.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 07:12 PM

Sweet lookin dog bed there …. wheres the muttski?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 07:18 PM

Great Pet Bed.

Excellent use of repurposed lumber. Will this be on your Retail Menu? – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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redryder

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 09:26 PM

You know I can always appreciate a good dog flop. The pampered pooch will dig it….................

-- mike...............

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GenerationWW

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 10:25 PM

That is a nice dog bed, maybe a little to nice. It may be nicer than my bed, just putting it out there.

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Juriathe

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#5 posted 05-29-2012 10:39 PM

thanks, guys. Yes, it’s fer sale though hubby and I can’t agree on the price. Basing things on the ones you find online it could be worth $ 40 to $ 400…LOL. I still say it’s only worth what the market will bear, whatever that is !
and Chris, the muttski is a black Chow who lives in her private condo. I saw a barn builder who designed barns to mimic the owner’s house and thought that was kinda neat, so Moonie has a purple Victorian cottage, not a mere “dogbed”...LOL. Woodworking makes sooo much possible.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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balidoug

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 01:34 AM

Nice work. Any pup will be mighty cozy there.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Martyroc

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 02:57 AM

That looks great, I bet the dog loves it. Did you turn the legs? I’m a big fan of using pallet wood, which makes this piece even nicer, better in a project than in a landfill.

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

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Juriathe

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#8 posted 05-31-2012 02:42 AM

Marty, not this set. They’ve been hanging around our shop for about 5 years..LOL. I figured this was a good use for the legs. I had intended them for trim on the house; a project I never got to yet. I’m hoping to buy a lathe this summer so I can try my hand at turning, though, because I love the turned wood projects I find here.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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