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Yes there is wood in this project!
The dog and I are headed out east next month and I wanted to give him some room in my extended cab pickup. So I took out the back seat, removed the fold-down center console from the front seats, and built this platform. It’s a 2×6 frame underneath a 1/2” plywood bottom. That brings it up even with the center console. With the seat removed, the back of the cab was just exposed sound-proofing material so I took another piece of plywood and made two metal clips to go on the back so that it drops down into the old seat-back brackets. I added the carpet and now he’s got almost 15 square feet to chill out in the back and he can just walk right through the center to the front seat when he wants to stick his head out the window. I didn’t want to move the jack so I made a small cut-out in the plywood and put a slit in the carpet so it hangs over it. I also made sure to size it so that the carpeted platform goes door to door so there is no place for his toys to fall into and get lost.
Total cost was $45 for the carpeting (I splurged a bit), 2 scrap 2×6 and part of one scrap 2×4. Total time was under 3 hours counting removal of the old seat.

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theoldfart

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#1 posted 246 days ago

Joe, nice. My wife and I made something like that for our dog a number of years ago. Made everyones life easier.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 246 days ago

Very nice space for a pampered pooch. He looks very appreciative!

Now I feel bad as our big dog always has to ride in the bed of the truck!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 246 days ago

Joe, meant to ask how far east?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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JustJoe

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#4 posted 246 days ago

Kevin – I’m going to Michigan. It’s not my favorite place to visit but my parents retired there. I wish they’d have stayed in Springfield MA.

gfadvm – It wouldn’t be right to throw him in the bed of the truck for 2000 miles, and I’m not sure I’d trust him anyways. He’s a pound mutt and I don’t think he got either parents brains. While I was working on the platform he was out looking for rabbit poop to eat. He’d probably be OK until the first fast-good joint we passed and then he’s just jump out looking for dinner.

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theoldfart

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#5 posted 246 days ago

Know the place well, grew up there.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 246 days ago

Joe, I thank you for being so kind to your pet…so many people do not think ahead like you have. I’m sure your dog will be very happy as well

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 246 days ago

Joe, I have a rescued “poop eater” as well. 120 pounds and thinks he’s a lap dog.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 246 days ago

The things we do for our dogs. We bought a 31’ fifth wheel camper so our dogs could be comfortable when we go “camping”.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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hotbyte

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#9 posted 246 days ago

Lucky Dog :) Not only will he be happier on the ride but you will appreciate him being happy. Agree with firefighter, the things we do for dogs (and pets in general)!!!

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freidasdad

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#10 posted 246 days ago

That’s a nice looking platform. As it happens I’m taking a small break from the shop while I cool down. I’m also working on a rear platform for my dog. I won’t take out the seats, just fold them up. The platform will be removable as I often transport people back there as well.

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

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 244 days ago

Great idea and sure looks really comfy. Looking at the photo, I think he approves. Great job!

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Esko Lehtovaara

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#12 posted 243 days ago

Nice that you have thought that your friend got to have a confy place to travel!
On shorter trips our brother and sister, 2/7, loves to lean to each other on the back seat in our 1994 Audi 80 td. Most of them like the car ride.

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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