Hepper is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

3 DIY Dog Couches You Can Build Today (With Pictures)

Nicole Cosgrove Profile Picture

By Nicole Cosgrove

australian shepherd dog lying on the couch

Dogs love to lounge and relax just as humans do. Unfortunately, this often means that our dogs take up most of our couch space! Since we love our furry companions, we don’t want to kick them off the comfy couch and relegate them to the hard floor. Luckily, if you have a bit of DIY capability and a few materials and tools available, you can build your dog an excellent couch or bed so that they have some personal space to call their own. Hopefully, they’ll love their new couch so much that you’ll get your old space on the full-sized couch back!

Divider 2

The Top 3 DIY Dog Couches

1. DIY Dog Couch by Michael Root

  • Difficulty: Moderate

The DIY Dog Couch from Michael Root is a basic piece of puppy furniture that’s built from wood pieces and a cushion. It’s simple to build if you have a bit of woodworking knowledge. It’s 5 feet long and 30 inches wide, plenty of space for even the largest dogs. It’s made of old scrap materials that were laying around, including salvaged wood from a few pallets. If you have some scrap wood laying around, you can also build a cheap and comfortable couch for your furry companion.

2. Build a High-End Dog Sofa by hometalk

DIY Dog Sofa
Image Credit: Home Talk
  • Difficulty: Advanced

This DIY High-End Dog Sofa takes your dog’s comfort to the next level, while also adding to the décor of your home. It’s easily one of the best-looking DIY couches we’ve seen, and it’s on our list of projects to build. It looks fancier than any dog couch we’ve seen, and most people certainly wouldn’t assume it’s a DIY project. The frame is made from wood, but comfortable orthopedic foam was used to cover the entire couch, making it ultra-comfortable for your furry friends. You’ll definitely need some DIY skills and a bit of extra time for this project.

3. Pet Bed by Build Basic

DIY Pet Bed
Image Credit: Build Basic
  • Difficulty: Moderate

If you’re looking for a pet bed build that can test your woodworking skills a bit and help you improve your DIY experience, then try this Pet Bed by Build Basic. It’s not terribly difficult overall, but you’ll need to do some cutouts with a jigsaw and make holes with a pocket jig. The end result looks excellent, and it should only take a few hours to complete. No one will assume that you built this since it looks like something purchased from an expensive store! And you can even pick the paint color to match what’s in your home now.

Featured Image Credit: Armin Forster, Pixabay

Nicole Cosgrove Profile Picture

Authored by

Nicole is the proud mom of Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway, and Baby, a Burmese cat. Originally from Canada, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. Nicole has a strong love for all animals and has experience caring for all types of dogs, from Yorkies to Great Danes. Nicole even worked as a dog sitter during her travels through South America and cared for stray pups — something she ...Read more

Related Articles

Further Reading

Vet Articles

Latest Vet Answers

The latest veterinarians' answers to questions from our database