Diy: Pallet Pet Bed

  • 1 pallet

  • easy

  • 24h

  • $10

Your little dog can be relaxing in style with this cute handmade reclaimed pallet dog bed. Check our tutorial with video below and let’s do it for your pet. She/he will be so thankful for it. :)

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Materials needed

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

This is what you’ll need to build this pallet dog bed:

  • 1 pallet
  • jigsaw and reciprocating saw
  • a sanding machine with 100 sanding paper
  • hammer and nails
  • stain
  • of course safety tools

Saw the pallet in half

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Firstly saw the pallet in half and again in half.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Measure the depth of the pallet dog bed

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Then, measure the depth of the pet bed. It’s 17.3 inches and needs 6 pieces slats in this size: 2 for the top, 2 for the side and 2 for legs.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

After that, you’ll need one more plank from the rest of the first half pallet – it’s 24.8 inches long – and one cube. And the last plank you need is a 13.7 inches long for the front.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials
You can use a reciprocating saw for taking apart the plank.
Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Create the entry of the bed

Saw a 8.6 inches wide gap by the right side.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Fix the pallet cube to the left of the entry – it will be the left side of it.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials
Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Sand the surface thoroughly with a 100 grit sanding paper.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

You can use a rotary tool by the edge and the hard approachable surface.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Stain or Paint the bed

Brush the dust off remaining from sanding and start to stain or paint depending of your personal taste.

Tip: Helpful tips before painting pallet wood

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

Fix the bed

After the surface dries, join the parts with nails.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials
Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

If you want to give a personal touche to your pallet pet bed, you can paint some little paws on it with white metal paint.

Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials
Diy: Pallet Pet Bed Animal Pallet Houses & Pallet Supplies DIY Pallet Tutorials DIY Pallet Video Tutorials

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