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
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.
I then drilled pocket holes into the sides of each panel to attach to my legs later on.
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.
Still with me here, right? Let me clarify…
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.
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.
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).
Once the panels were installed and pocket holes were hidden, I then added the bottom plywood panel…
…and also added some trim.
I then sanded and finished the piece!
For Titan’s pad I decided to go with a standard Euro pillow with decorative sham, since it fit like a glove.
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!