Another Dog Bed

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 01-05-2014 04:42 PM 1289 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This “deluxe” dog bed is made with jatoba (Brazilian cherry) and maple. I’ve made a few of these in the past for donations. I used MDF for the flat piece where the mat goes, and covered it with maple veneer. The jatoba side circle patterns are cut with a router bit against a pattern I made out of MDF, and the center holes drilled with a Forstner bit. The box sides are solid maple. The finish is sanding sealer and lacquer, two coats each, sprayed. This project will be donated to Tails Humane Society’s annual fund raiser to be held in April. The organization is a no-kill shelter which has placed thousands of animals into good homes. They operate through donations. My dog, cocker spaniel Bumper (brown and white dog), who was rescued by Tails from an animal hoarding in 2007 is pictured, along with a glimpse of Sadie, his side kick. We adopted Bumper from the facility. The last picture shows his head in the bottom left corner as the Tails people were rescuing the dogs from the deplorable hoarding. He’s made a great pet. The jatoba, while pretty and finished well, is VERY hard wood. The hand sanding of detail parts almost wore my hands out!

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 05:37 PM

thank you so much for caring. For adopting and for your continued support of the tortured and abused. i have 5 rescues, and they bring me nothing but delight. Great dog bed.

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 05:59 PM

Great bed for a fantastic cause, thats awesome!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 09:39 PM

Fit for a 4-legged King or Queen. Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 01:11 AM

The bed is beautiful and the cause is even greater! My rescued avatar agrees.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 03:57 PM

Hello Randy,
Thank you for saving these beautiful dog and giving him a loving home and a beautiful bed.
I think he never thought off getting such a Royal bed, I think he gets a lot off great dreams
in this bed and hopefully he forgets the time for you find this beautiful cocker spaniel.
Thank you,

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 02:29 PM

That’s one fancy and gorgeous bed. I’m sure the dogs love it, very comfortable. Great job and inspiring story.

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 06:37 PM

You gave new meaning to term ’’dogs life’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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