DIY Custom Wooden Dog Bed

wooden dog bed

Those of you who have been following my journey know how obsessed I am with my dog, Titan. He’s my best bud and partner in crime. And since I sleep in comfort and style, I decided it was time for him to do so as well. That being said, I partnered with BuildSomething.com & Kreg Tool to help create the most epic DIY Custom Wooden Dog Bed for my BFF. Now, Titan is sleeping in a bed that is nicer than my own (since I live in a studio and technically don’t have one).

DIY Custom Wooden Dog Bed

dog bed for husky

Since I was able to partner up for this epic puppy project, the plans are being hosted for free on BuildSomething’s website. But, since this isn’t the easiest design in the world, here’s how I broke down the build in photo form…

Psst.. want to skip this part and go straight to the free plans? You can find them here: DIY Chevron Wooden Dog Bed

Disclaimer: This dog bed was made for a medium sized dog (16 pound Alaskan Klee Kai). If you have a larger dog, you will need to tailor these plans.

First, I started this build by cutting down my 1/2″ plywood into panels.

how to cut plywood without table saw

I then drilled pocket holes into the sides of each panel to attach to my legs later on.

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Since I wanted this bed to be epic, I decided to go with my traditional chevron pattern and add 1/4 x 4″ poplar hobby boards to the side and front panels. But, I only attached them with wood adhesive until they reached the pocket holes, so I could hide them later.

how to make chevron wood pattern

Still with me here, right? Let me clarify…

how to make a dog bed

I cut all of my pieces to size for the panels, but I kept half of them for later. We will attach these once the panels are screwed into the legs in the next few steps.

how to make chevron wood pattern

Next, I attached the back panel to the legs (since the back panel is plain and boring), and then began to attach the side panels and front panels with 1″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

custom dog bed

Once all of the panels were attached and everything was squared up, I then began to fill in the blanks by attaching those pre-cut decorative pieces from before with wood adhesive (you can use brad nails here too if you’re feeling frisky).

diy dog bed

Once the panels were installed and pocket holes were hidden, I then added the bottom plywood panel…

dog gifts

…and also added some trim.

custom dog treats

I then sanded and finished the piece!

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dog bed for medium dog

For Titan’s pad I decided to go with a standard Euro pillow with decorative sham, since it fit like a glove.

pinterest dog bed

Now that you’ve seen it in action are you ready to build one? If so, you can click the photo below for the plans!


Also, be on the lookout for a YouTube tutorial in the very near future! Make sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss it!

Want some more dog-friendly projects? Check out the DIY Dog Bowl Stand I made for T a couple of years ago!

In the meantime, wishing you and your furry BFF the sweetest of dreams and happiest of shop days!

This post was sponsored by Kreg Tool & BuildSomething.com. All design ideas and cute puppy photos are my own. You can click here for my full sponsorship disclosure policy.


Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Nigel William

    Hi, Sam!Do you have a template for the chevron lines?

  • Buster

    Great web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing
    like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

  • Michelle Leslie

    Love this Sam and Titan is one beautiful fur baby

  • Solange

    Great idea!

    • Sam

      Thank you!

  • Kathy H.

    This is a beautiful looking bed! I have a large-extra large breed pup (71lb patties mix) How would you recommend that I adjust the dimensions for this bed for my furry friend?

  • power tools

    The bad is looking nice. It is a comfortable dog wooden bad for dogs.
    I want to make it as soon as possible.
    Thank you

  • Noritz Contractors

    Very well done. What I was searching for in a leisure was something that allowed me to spend more time creating, growing, and doing something enjoyable. This took me back in time for a moment. Thank you for resurrecting so many fond memories. I, like you, never learned to sew, but when my daughter was old enough, I made it a point to enroll her in courses.

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