DIY Room Decor: How To Make a
Mid-Century Style Dog Bed

DIY Room Decor: How To Make a
Mid-Century Style Dog Bed

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Tara Bellucci
Feb 21, 2014
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Want a cool, custom pet bed that matches your mid century aesthetic? Kat & Cam share how they made this bed for their chihuahua (it's a tad small for the big guy above!).

Skill Level: Moderate
Time Required: 2 hours
Project Cost: $50
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What You Need

Materials

  • Pine plywood
  • 4 legs & brackets (this project uses angled brackets, but you can use flat if preferred)
  • Paint
  • Screws
  • Wood glue
  • Cushion or pillow

Tools

  • Screwdriver
  • Paint brush

Instructions

1. Cut your plywood (or have it cut at a home improvement store) into pieces for a three-sided box. Use the dimensions of your cushion or pillow as a starting point. Or you know, your dog...

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2. Screw together the sides and back of the bed to the bottom. For extra security, use wood glue before screwing.

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3. Paint your legs and bed. Let dry completely.

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4. Attach the brackets to the bottom of the bed, and then attach the legs.

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5. Add your cushion, and you're done!

Thanks, Kat & Cam!

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