How To Build a Raised Dog Bed

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Build The Most Practice Bed for Your Dog (DIY)

Time: A half-day

Complexity: Intermediate

Cost: $51–100

Introduction

Many of us like to keep our dog away from cold furniture and floors. Here's a simple project that you can build in an afternoon with just a few bones.

Tools needed

  • 18 Gauge Brad Nail Gun
  • Circular saw or table saw
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw or jigsaw

Required materials

  • 1-quart paint
  • 1-1 / 4 in. 18 gauge brad nails
  • 12ft 1x8 Poplar
  • Sandpaper 220
  • 4x4 ft. 3/4 in. Plywood
  • wood glue

Step 1: Cutting the boards

  • Cut two 7-1 / 4-inch pieces. poplar in 41-1 / 2 in. for the front and back legs.
  • Cut two more 7-1 / 4-inch pieces. poplar in 30 inches for the side legs.
  • Cut a plywood background to 30 x 40 inches.
  • Tear three 3/4 x 48 in. latches from the rest of the plywood.
  • Cut two tabs with 34-1 / 2 in. and two 24-inch side latches.

Pro tip: always check the width of the plate. Sizes may vary from store to store.

Step 2: arrangement of the side legs

  • Make pencil marks on the bottom edge of the frame, one inch from each end.
  • Draw a 3-1 / 4-inch line. from bottom to top along the entire length of each board.
  • Connect the 1-inch lines to the 3-1 / 4 line at a 28-degree angle using an adjustable square or make a 28-degree pattern with your miter saw.

Step 3: cut the side legs

  • Cut the angles with a circular saw or miter saw. Make sure not to cut beyond the horizontal line.
  • To cut the horizontal line, make a plunge cut with a circular saw with a straight blade or a table saw. Be sure to stop before making angle cuts.
  • Finish the cuts with a hand saw or jigsaw.
  • Using the sideboard you just cut as a template, place it on top of the other sideboard, and trace the pattern on the face of the board.
  • Cut the lines like you did before. Option: one puzzle can be used for all cuts.

Step 4: designing the hind legs

  • Make pencil marks on the bottom edge of the 1-3 / 4 in. Rear leg plate. from each end.
  • Place the side leg plate on top of the rear leg plate, aligning the inside of the leg with the 1-3 / 4-in. brands. Now trace the pattern on the board.

Step 5: cut the back leg

  • Cut the back leg as you did before with the side legs.
  • Finish the cuts with a hand saw or jigsaw.

Step 6: Front Leg Layout

  • The cutouts on the front leg are identical to those on the rear leg. Use the back leg as a model and trace the pattern on the board.
  • To design the top cuts, first, make pencil marks on the top edge of the 3/4 ”board. from each end.
  • Draw a 2-1 / 4-inch line. from top to bottom throughout the entire table.
  • Connect the 3/4 in. Connector. lines with the 2-1 / 4-in. align at a 50-degree angle using an adjustable square or make a 50-degree pattern with your miter saw.

Step 7: cut off the front leg

  • First, make all the cuts at an angle as you did before with the back and side legs. Make sure you don't cut past the horizontal lines.
  • To cut the two horizontal lines, make a plunge cut with a circular saw with a straight blade or a table saw. Be sure to stop before making angle cuts.
  • Finish the cuts with a hand saw or jigsaw.

Step 8: place the dowels

  • Apply wood glue on 24 in. dowels and attach to the inside bottom edge of each side leg, using 1-1 /4 in. nails.
  • Apply wood glue to the 34-1 / 2-inch cap. dowels and attach to the bottom inside edge of the front and rear legs, using 1-1 /4 in. nails.

Step 9: assemble the legs

  • Apply wood glue to the ends of the left and right sides and secure to the rear leg using 1-1 /4 in. nails.
  • Apply wood glue to the other end of the left and right sides and secure the front leg using 1-1 /4 in. nails.

Step 10: install the bottom

  • Apply wood glue to the top of all four latches.
  • Place bottom on top of clips and secure 1-1/4 in. nails.

Step 11: sand and finish

  • Fill nail holes with wood putty and allow to dry.
  • Sand the entire piece, removing sharp corners and edges with 220 grit paper.
  • Apply primer and paint of the desired color.

We hope you enjoy watching this video about How to Build a Modern Dog Bed

Source: Modern Builds

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