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How to Turn a Dresser Into a Pet Bed and Nightstand (page 2 of 3)

We gave one old dresser two new purposes: stylish storage and a sleeping space for pets.

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Measure Interior

Use tape measure to determine proper height, width and depth of dresser's interior.

Reinforce Bottom

Cut a piece of plywood to size 3/4" shorter in length and width than interior dimensions, then place along bottom. This smaller sizing will allow proper wiggle room for installing plywood reinforcement.

Tip: If you don't have a circular saw to cut the plywood, the home improvement store will most likely cut it to size for you at a small charge.

Remove Hardware

Use screwdriver to remove existing hardware.

Sand Rough Spots

Use sandpaper or sanding block to smooth out rough spots from dresser's surface. Wipe dust with a damp cloth.

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