Dog Days of Summer Dog Bed

When it’s hot outside, you just want to cool off and take it easy.

Phoebebed

Made of scrap lumber and discounted chair pads; our pups, Pearl (rescue beagle), Douley and Phoebe Darling (Boston terrors) absolutely LOVE their new beds!

pearl-bed1

How did we make them?

Screw 2X2′ and 2X3′ lengths into a frame, shorter lengths to the inside

Frame A

Screw the 2X2′ support brace in middle of frame, 2″ below lip

Screw the four 12″ feet inside frame, 2″ below lip. The feet act as addition bed supports

Posts2

Cut plywood to fit inside frame, on top of feet and support brace – you may need to trim to make it fit

plywood

Drill drain holes in plywood bed, about 3″ apart

Add a patio chair pad, or bedding of choice. The 2″ drop below the lip helps keep the pad in place

go

Supplies:

  • 2X6″ pressure treated board, cut in two 3′ lengths (sides)
  • 2X6″ pressure treated board, cut in three 2′ lengths (sides, support brace)
  • 4X4″ pressure treated post, cut in 12″ lengths (feet)
  • 2X3′ pressure treated plywood (bed)
  • outdoor patio chair pad
  • drill, screws

Our pups are so spoiled; they refuse to chase the squirrels!

Have a good week! – – Joanne

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2 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer Dog Bed

    • Thanks, Ginene! We do spoil our pups shamelessly. But, after all, it is an outside-all weather bed for a dog – so we didn’t want to spend too much on it. This project helped to clear out our garage and save our wallet 😎win-win!

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