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Make a doggy bed

Want to make a little bed for your dog?

It’s easier than you might think.

You need:

  • two pine pieces of 22 mm thick x 94 mm wide x 3 000 mm long;
  • one pine piece of 22 mm thick x 44 mm wide x 1 800 mm long;
  • offcut hardboard 762 mm wide x 889 mm long, and sturdy enough to serve as bottom of bed;
  • hand drill;
  • 3,5 x 50 mm and 3,5 x 25 mm chipboard screws;
  • star point drill bit;
  • 3 mm drill bit for pilot hole;
  • jigsaw;
  • paint, stain or varnish (your choice);
  • paint brush;
  • wood glue;
  • pine coloured wood filler;
  • tape measure;
  • P100 sand paper;
  • pencil; and
  • four 50 mm castor wheels with brakes

Step by step:

  • Mark out the following pieces: three pieces of pine of 94 mm x 889 mm, four pieces of 94 mm x 762 mm and four pieces of 44 mm x 189 mm.
  • Take the jigsaw and cut out the pieces.
  • Sand each piece of wood until it’s smooth and has no splints.
  • Take one 44 mm x 189 mm and put glue on the 22 mm side.
  • Place one 94 mm x 762 mm at its end on the glued area.
  • Drill two holes in each corner of wood and fix with a 3,5 x 50 mm chipboard screw in each hole.
  • Measure 1 mm from the bottom of the fixed 94 mm x 762 mm and place another 94 mm x 762 mm piece parallel to the first one on the glued sice of the 44 mm x 189 mm piece.
  • Drill two holes in each corner of wood and fix with a 3,5 x 50 mm screw in each hole as before.
  • Put glue on the 44 mm side and place one 94 mm x 889 mm piece on glued area, but at the bottom of the 44 mm x 189 mm piece.
  • Drill two holes in each corner.
  • Fix 3,5 x 50 mm screws in each hole.
  • Repeat the last 3 steps, but remember to place two 22 mm x 94 mm x 889 mm and 1 mm space between all wood pieces.
  • You must have a rectangular box.
  • Turn the wood box over and put glue on the 22 mm sides. Place offcut hardboard on glued area.
  • Drill two holes in the middle of each side, but space the holes evenly.
  • Fix with a 3,5 x 25 mm screw in each hole.
  • Place the base of the wheels in each corner and mark holes for fixing to the bottom of the bed.
  • Drill holes and fix with a 3,5 x 25 mm screw in each hole.
  • Paint, stain or varnish and let dry.
  • Place the dog bed in a suitable spot for your pet.
  • Visit Lumber City Kuruman to find the supplies you need for the project.
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