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Forum topic by gthomson posted 08-08-2020 09:43 PM 241 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2020 09:43 PM

Just brainstorming a bit here, and trying to figure out which way to go with this.
I’ve switched to the bed frame shown below, and will be getting a latex style mattress to go on it, so it doesn’t require a box spring to put under it.
My pooch is loving the new bed frame – he loves coverage (a roof) overhead, but also a way to see out without a bed skirt on so he can do his watch-dogging duties.
I like the look/style of an old wooden bed frame.
I won’t need the wooden frame to be structural in this case, more cosmetic for the look, not the structure.
And also want to keep good access for the pooch in/out.
I believe the latex mattress I get will fit inside of the rails, where this one pictured doesn’t.

Any thoughts on how you might go about a wooden frame/structure, a carcas in a way I guess, that would cover up the metal frame ugliness, and allow for the pooch to go in/out easily?

-- Techie by trade, tinkerer at heart

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#1 posted 08-09-2020 03:52 AM

I totally understand a project that accommodates your pup (looks sweet in the picture). Do you care if the interior braces “show”? Seems like that would be hard to cover and still give your dog space. If you are more focused on the external outer frame and legs, I wonder if you could make some “pockets” for the legs – sandwich the metal or make a corner to hide the ends. I just salvaged a mirror by using Gorilla adhesive to attach wood to the mirror face (just added it to my projects). No idea if that could work in your project, but seems to be really solid for the mirror “frames” I made. Look forward to seeing what ideas those with a lot more woodworking background have to say. Hope you have an awesome project to post at some point, along with a happy dog.

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