About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
2h00

Make your own easy dog or cat bed - ours has a Star Trek twist
A DIY project for dog (and cat) lovers, here’s an easy mid century style pet bed. Which we finished off with Star Trek fabric. We have more photos and details at Our Nerd Home.

Engage.

Posted by Our Nerd Home from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Our Nerd Home's 8 projects »
Tags

PrintEmbed
  • How to make a pet bed. Mid Century Modern Style Pet Bed - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by screwing together a basic box-style frame. We made ours from a sheet of pine plywood as well as an additional pine board. The size was cut to fit a small dog cushion-style bed that we already owned, but you could substitute a pillow, or standard 2" foam cut to the right size for your pet.

  • How to make a pet bed. Mid Century Modern Style Pet Bed - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint the box and the legs. These are standard wooden tapered legs, which we purchased from Lowe's. Make sure you also purchase the brackets that hold the legs - you can choose straight or angled (our brackets are angled). The legs cost around $3 each.

  • How to make a pet bed. Mid Century Modern Style Pet Bed - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once everything is painted and dried, attach the legs to your box frame. From here, you just put the small dog bed or a pillow in the frame, as a cushion.

  • How to make a pet bed. Mid Century Modern Style Pet Bed - Step 4
    Step 4

    We covered our cushion in a retro style Star Trek fabric. The paint color we used is Pantone Emerald.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

diane.lewis.5205
diane.lewis.5205 · Dallas, Texas, US
I would love to make this in a larger bed. Volunteering at a no kill animal shelter, I find that the larger dogs would prefer to be off the ground. I not much of a carpenter however, but maybe with a little
help I can do this.
Reply
Lashae M.
Lashae M. · Yeppoon, Queensland, AU
I'm going to make one for my pup but use a cabinet instead and cup off the top and front
Reply
Ann D.
Ann D. · Garston, England, GB
i might try this, i like it alot.
Reply
Fiona T.
Fiona T. · 3 projects
I like your dog likes your creations
Reply
Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
Love this project and also love your website. You are an adorable geek duo.
Our Nerd Home
Our Nerd Home · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
Thank you so much! Happy
Reply
Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
Your dog can't be cooler! ^_^
Our Nerd Home
Our Nerd Home · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
Hahaha, he was doing his best Captain Kirk pose.
Reply
Karo V.
Karo V. · 3 projects
I love it! it looks so fancy Happy good job! too bad I don't have a dog :p
Our Nerd Home
Our Nerd Home · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
Thank you! Happy
Reply