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How to Make a Pet Bed Out of an Office Chair (page 1 of 2)

Learn how to repurpose an old office chair into a bed for a dog or cat.

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Courtesy of Susan Teare

We found an old office chair at a secondhand store. After cleaning it up, we removed the legs and added pads to the bottom so the chair would sit on the floor. Then we made a machine-washable slipcover and personalized it with the owner's name. This project required no power tools and cost very little money.

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Materials and Tools

hot-glue gun
embroidery needle
1 recycled office chair with arms
1 old felt-like blanket
embroidery thread
felt for letters
sewing pins
hook-and-loop tape
furniture sliders

Prep the Chair

Remove the metal legs from the chair.

Add Pads to Bottom

To make the chair stable and to protect your floor, add furniture pads to the bottom of the chair. If they are not self-adhesive, attach them with hot glue. Place larger pads at four corners and the four smaller ones (two on top of each other) toward the front to prevent the chair from tilting.

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