|Project by Randy Moseley||posted 01-05-2014 04:42 PM||774 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
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