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7 DIY Pallet Dog Beds You Can Build Today (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Due to their ever-growing popularity, you’ve probably noticed that pallets are everywhere these days. You can get them for minimal cost. If you’re lucky, you can even get them for free. While you will need at least some experience with tool usage, you won’t have to pay such high prices for a premade dog bed. It also helps that you have full control over the outcome as far as visual factors go.

If you’re handy or crafty, you can learn how to build a pallet dog bed with one of these 7 super cute ideas for your four-legged friend, so they can snooze in style. These beds are inexpensive and customized to add flair to your home décor.

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7 DIY Pallet Dog Bed Plans

1. Kyle Miller Upcycled Pallet Dog Bed

  • Difficulty: Moderate

Kyle Miller created this upcycled pallet dog bed tutorial for those who have a few extra pallets lying around. This piece that he makes will require that you have woodworking tools, as he uses a planer. An experienced builder could sand down the boards for a smooth finish. If you’re looking for a less complicated DIY, you may want to look at the other selections.

Kyle correctly measured his dog’s heated mattress and formed the design to comply. You could do the same for your dog’s bedding, making this bottomless.

2. Andrea Arzensek Bunk Beds with Floating Stairs

  • Difficulty: Moderate

If you have more than one dog — or even a dog and cat — this is an awesome pallet bunk bed with floating stairs project that won’t take long at all. All you will need is a few dismantled pallets, tools, and anything other items for personal touches.

It would help if you had a hammer and nails. Or if you prefer, you can secure the pieces with wood glue. It is a personal preference. You will also need a cutting tool to get accurate dimensions. You can stain, paint, or decorate these adorable bunk beds however you wish.

3. Ozito DIY Pallet Dog Bed

  • Difficulty: Easy

If you are looking for something that is more enclosed, the pallet dog bed put together by Ozito is worth consideration. They do make this for a smaller breed, as seen in the video. However, you could customize the measurements for whatever size you need—if you feel confident in your abilities.

They take you through how to make the cuts and guide you on which tools to use. Before you know it, you will have an adorable dog bed you can tailor to fit your tastes.

4. Meister Squared Cheap DIY Pallet Dog Bed

  • Difficulty: Easy

In this time-lapse, Meister Squared turns a pallet into an inexpensive dog bed with a simple, uncomplicated design. If you were hoping to keep most of the pallet intact and make subtle changes to turn it from drab slab to dream bed, this might be one of the easiest on the list.

With a few simple alterations, your pet can have their own bed frame to snuggle up inside. It will also look great in any room.

5. The Rehab Life $15 Pet Bed

  • Difficulty: Easy

While this DIY is not pallet-specific, you can easily use dismantled pallet boards for this creation, as the measurements are within pallet parameters. The Rehab Life shows the materials needed and lengths of boards before they get started. You can measure beforehand to see if you can whip this up.

This is the cutest little dog bed that your pet is sure to enjoy. It looks like a miniature human bed, so you can set this in your room or wherever they enjoy their slumber. It’s quick, easy, and one of the cheaper models.

6. Brian Ealy PERFECT Dog Bed

  • Difficulty: Moderate

Another bottomless addition to the list, Brian Ealy shows you just how to make a “perfect” dog bed out of used pallets. Spoiler alert! Before you get too far, he does use old pallets. However, for the internal structure, he uses store-bought lumber. Therefore, if you are looking for a pallet-only option, this isn’t going to work for you.

But as far as craftsmanship, this idea is top notch and will likely last for years with proper use. Because you can switch out the bedding and it has no bottom, it makes it that much more useful and worth your while.

7. Chris Gagnon DIY Rustic Dog Pallet Twin Bed

DIY Rustic Dog Bed
Image Credit: Home Talk
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Do you have more than one furry friend looking for a place to snooze? Chris Gagnon gives a project idea that may be best suited for an experienced craftsman: a rustic dog pallet twin bed. He does a wonderful job showing you the ropes, but it requires many tools and supplies that a regular person may not have.

If you have the required tools, this is a unique and tasteful addition to place in your home. Once it is finished, it will be just as beneficial as aesthetically pleasing.

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There is so much you can do on your own these days with a few supplies. While we listed 10 wonderful ideas that will teach you how to build a pallet dog bed. There are plenty more unique dog beds spread out across the web that you may like for specific reasons. You can also get extra creative and make a pallet bed of your own design without any official guidance — just with a bit of inspiration.

Featured Image Credit: Lenti Hill, Shutterstock

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