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, we have rounded up 10 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.
1. Kyle Miller Upcycled Pallet Dog Bed
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
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.
- Drop forged and heated treated alloy steel head provides maximum striking strength
- Sharpened and curved claw ends generates maximum nail-pulling leverage
3. Ozito DIY Pallet Dog Bed
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
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
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. Instructables Pet Bed from Pallet
This pallet bed from Instructables is perfect for a small to medium-sized dog. The particular outcome in the video is painted complete with pet paws in completion. You won’t need many supplies for this design, and it won’t take much time to complete. You can customize it with whatever paint strikes your fancy.
If you can follow a few guidance tips, you can have this bed for your pooch in no time.
- Powerful 7.5 Amp Motor provides ample power to get the job done
- Tool-Less Blade Change for easy blade changes
7. Rachel Metz Pallet Bed on Wheels
If you want your dog to have a comfy place to rest his head but don’t want to commit to one location, consider the pallet bed on wheels. Rachel Metz walks you through this process to create a simple, movable pet bed you can quickly transfer from one room to the next.
You make a few cuts and reassemble the pallets together without going through the hassle of taking the entire pallet apart. In no time, you can have a sturdy new mobile bed for your dog.
8. Andreja KH Simple and Cheap Pallet Bed
If you want to make a dog bed but don’t want to go through all the hassle of cutting and nailing the board, this may be the one you want. Andreja KH shows you just how to make a cheap and straightforward pallet bed for your pooch — or multiples (yes, it’s big enough).
Rather than toying around with woodworking tools, they measure the pallet and cut a piece of foam to size. Then, they put a liner of fabric over the foam, creating a stress-free and straightforward project with minimal clean up required.
9. Brian Ealy PERFECT Dog Bed
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.
10. Chris Gagnon DIY Rustic Dog Pallet Twin Bed
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.
There is so much you can do on your own these days with a few supplies. While we listed 10 wonderfully unique dog bed ideas, it doesn’t stop there! There are plenty more 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.
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- 1. Kyle Miller Upcycled Pallet Dog Bed
- 2. Andrea Arzensek Bunk Beds with Floating Stairs
- 3. Ozito DIY Pallet Dog Bed
- 4. Meister Squared Cheap DIY Pallet Dog Bed
- 5. The Rehab Life $15 Pet Bed
- 6. Instructables Pet Bed from Pallet
- 7. Rachel Metz Pallet Bed on Wheels
- 8. Andreja KH Simple and Cheap Pallet Bed
- 9. Brian Ealy PERFECT Dog Bed
- 10. Chris Gagnon DIY Rustic Dog Pallet Twin Bed