Poplar Dog Bed

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Project by jutsFL posted 06-29-2019 07:45 PM 1216 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little sister (18 years younger than I) wanted a dog bed for her mini Australlian Shepard. She found one online that she liked, but didnt want to pony up 180 bucks for a dog bed – commission big brother :)

This one fit the look of the one she liked. Started as a lowly piece of Poplar from HD.

Went through the usual fittings, with all curves cut on the jigsaw.

The piece was all assembled using buscuit joinery.

The entire piece was suntanned to achieve the chocolate brown. Then finished with home made wipe on – 4oz BLO, 5 oz MS, and 4oz clear satin poly.

Now to make the pillow for it…

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#1 posted 06-29-2019 08:09 PM

Lucky Dog!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 06-30-2019 11:42 AM

Lucky dog, he will realy enjoy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-01-2019 04:40 PM

My dyslexia set in and I read the title of your post as a popular dog bed but after reviewing the pictures I’m sure is is popular with your sister and her dog. Nice build.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 07-05-2019 05:32 AM

Isn’t it nice to have family who can help you out with such things. It’s also great to think that you can do stuff like this without having to pay a bomb for something you can make at a fraction of the price too!

-- Mark Grogan @

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