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Materials and Tools:
paint or sealer
1x8 lumber or cedar boards
4 bun feet
power drill with wood bit
A customized bed will keep your pet warm and cozy. Start by measuring your pet. Make the bed 4 inches longer than the length of your pet from head to tail and 4 inches wider than your pet’s widest point when curled up. Or size the frame to fit your pet’s favorite cushion.
Cut plywood to size for the bottom. Sand edges and paint or stain surfaces.
Paint or stain feet to match.
Cut rails out of 1x8s, sand edges and apply paint or sealant.
Tip: Cedar rails will repel insects. Don’t paint or seal cedar or you’ll block the insect repelling oil.
Screw end and back rails to bottom with edges overlapping and flush. Pre-drilling holes will help prevent splitting.
Measure the front rail and divide into quarters. Attach one quarter-length at each end of front, leaving a center opening.
Attach the feet.
Line the frame with your pet’s favorite cushion.