Elevated Dog Bed / Table

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Project by pashley posted 09-16-2014 08:59 PM 4521 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This lady in Chicago contacts me about wanting an elevated dog bed.

The deal is that the dog is sleeping with her, and it’s just getting too messy with hair and all – but she wants the dog to feel like it’s still sleeping with her.

Initially, she just wanted some sort of dog bed on a platform, with little stairs going up to it, so the dog could enter and exit at will. The bed was to be the same height as the human bed.

So I suggested that she make the elevating portion of the project and actual side table, so that if in the future if she wanted to move the dog bed to the floor, she could easily, and still have a table out of the deal, and she agreed. So, here is the project I came up with. The dog bed simply snuggly clasps over the sides of the top of the table – a friction fit. The top is cabinet grade QSWO ply.

I think the table came out especially well.

All quarter sawn white oak, except for a couple of cherry garnishments. Poly semi topcoat.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 09:02 PM

Very nice…and a great idea for the dual use…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 09:09 PM

Like the idea of the duel use. Really like the “shoes” on the bottom of the table. I have to remember that design element.
Looks like that last step up or first step down is a bit of a stretch for a yipey little dog. Doesn’t quite match up with the risers of the other steps.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 01:45 AM

Lucky dog! ;-D Fine craftsmanship, well done.

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 04:06 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 08:19 AM

I like your solutions for the customer’s needs and the result.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 09-17-2014 08:55 AM

Awesome, Well thought out and great work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-17-2014 12:05 PM

Nice work. Now the task is hers – to get the dog to use it.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 09-17-2014 04:13 PM

Good suggestion, Pashley. It looks great, too!

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#9 posted 09-17-2014 09:32 PM

The work of pure professional. Nice job!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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