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How to Make a Pet Bed Out of an Old Drawer (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to turn an old dresser drawer into a new pet bed. This project requires few power tools and costs very little to make.

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Determine Feet Placement

On the underside of the drawer, mark the placement of the feet. Be sure to mark the same exact location on all four corners, about 1 inch in from the edge. Pre-drill holes for each of the legs. The holes should be much smaller than the screw-in feet, so the screw will grab the wood and help keep it stable.

Attach the Feet

Screw in the feet by twisting them into the holes. Add wood glue to the top of each foot to make it extra secure.

Add Pet's Name

Sand the back of the letters to scuff them up slightly (this allows the glue to adhere better). Apply glue to the back of the letters and place on the drawer front. Be sure the cover the holes where the handle was.

Make It Cushy

Insert a pillow into the drawer. We wrapped a pillow with a sheet that can easily be removed and washed.

Courtesy of Susan Teare

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