How to make your dog a wood dog bed frame – Kolchak StyleStep 1: Order your hairpin legs. You guys, this is probably the most difficult part of this project: waiting for your fancy metal legs to arrive. I bought the 4″ metal hairpin legs that I used from Above and Beyond on Etsy. I love that they came with little rubber feet on them so if you have laminate or hardwood floors, they won’t slide around or scratch. I really think they make the beds look great and were absolutely worth the wait, but if they aren’t your style, you can find all sorts of styles of furniture legs at the hardware store, along with the hardware to install them. Step 2: Determine what size your bed is.
Koly and Fe have these awesome luxury dog beds that they love from P.L.A.Y. It takes a pretty awesome dog bed to woo my dogs off the couch and their Greenery beds consistently get the job done. So, since they’re our fav, we’ve created shopping lists that have the measurements for each of their standard sizes.
However, just in case you have a much-loved dog bed that is made by another brand, we’ve got you covered:
Measure the length and add 3″, then Measure the width and add 2″.
This is the size you will cut your plywood.
Step 3: Grab your shopping list and head to the Home Depot.
You can totally choose a different hardware store, if you want, but I love the Home Depot because they will cut your lumber for you, which means you don’t need any fancy power tools to create these beds and there’s way less mess for you to clean up at home.
You can download the shopping list and print it to take with you, but here’s a rundown of what you’ll need:
- 1/2″” or 3/4″ Plywood
- 1×2 Framing Lumber
- 4″ L Brackets/Corner Braces
- 4″ Mending Plates
- #10 x 1/2″ Tapping Screws
- #10 Washers
- Interior Paint in your chosen accent colour (the tester size is more than enough)
- Optional: Varathane Clear Coat